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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Utepils The act of sitting outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer Norwegian event life positive
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Listopad The falling of the leaves Russian nature event
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Feierabend End of the work day German event
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Yoisho A word without meaning, said when flopping into a chair after a hard day at work or lifting a heavy bag. Japanese event physical work
Spannungsbogen A sequence of events which build up suspense and/or tension German event exciting
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Surströmmingspremier The first day of the year where it acceptable eat rotten herring. Swedish food event

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