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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
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
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical

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