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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
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
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Trasnochar To stay up all night Spanish life time event
Sturmfrei Having the house or flat to oneself German event
Oodal Overly exaggerated, fake anger that follows a lovers’ quarrel Tamil love event feeling
Schnapsleiche So who passed out drunk ("liquor corpse") German adverse event friends
Age-otori The bad feeling one gets after a terrible haircut Japanese adverse event feeling
Angrillen Beginning the grilling season German food event
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
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
Queesting Inviting a lover into your bed for some pillow talk Dutch love action event
Merienda It's something you eat between lunch and dinner (sandwich, fruit...). At 6pm or so. Kids never miss it. Spanish food event
Desvelarse To wake up in the middle of the night. Be unable to fall asleep. Spanish event adverse
Cavoli riscaldati Literally "reheated cabbage"; When you attempt to start up a failed relationship or love affair Italian love event persistence
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Bilita Mpash Opposite of a nightmare Bantu positive event
Zechpreller Someone who leaves without paying the bill. German adverse event friends
Talkoot a collectively pursued/undertaken task; voluntary community work. Finnish event society
Riposo Rest, repose; a nap; cf. siesta. Italian event society
Abhisar (অভিসার) Lit. 'going towards'; a meeting (often secret) between lovers / partners. Bengali love event
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Utura-utura (うつらうつら) To drift between sleep and wakefulness. Japanese event time phsyical
Wegbier A beer you're having on your way somewhere (i.e. a party) German friends event food
Serendipity The development of events by chance that result in a beneficial way Tamil event beauty life

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