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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
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
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
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
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian 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

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