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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
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
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Angushti za'id Someone with six fingers Russian physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Resfeber Travel fever/bug; the feeling of excitement and nervousness experienced by a traveller before undertaking a journey. Swedish travel physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress 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
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
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
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
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical

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