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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish 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
Abditory A place into which you can disappear; a hiding place English physical thinking
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish 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
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
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Didis To search and pick up lice from one's own hair, usually when in bed at night Indonesian physical adverse
Gulugulu The sound of a pitcher filling with water Tulu physical sound
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Eshaku A slight bow of around 15 degrees Japanese physical action
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical

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