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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek 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
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
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
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Umij se Splash water on your face Serbian physical action
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical

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