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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Débrouille May be synonymous with resourceful, but it is more of a way of living by making do with little and improvising with what you have French creative
Qiang jingtou The fight by a cameraman to get a better vantage point Chinese creative art visual
Załatwić To make something which is very complicated somehow simpler in an entrepreneurial and cheeky way Polish creative action
Ukiyo The floating world - living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life Japanese creative visual art
Débrouillardise Quality of someone who is resourceful and lives with the ability to creatively improvise; someone who can make do and solve problems without much French creative
Chindogu A person seemingly inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem, but are in fact nothing more than a useless gag Japanese creative funny



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