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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Lha’i rnal ‘byor (ལྷའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར) Deity meditation/yoga; an advanced practice in which one visualises interacting with, or ‘accomplishing’ (i.e., being), a deity. Tibetan awareness physical
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical



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