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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori 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
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action 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
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel 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
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change

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