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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu 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
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese 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
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
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
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian 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
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound

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