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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Pekopeko Bowing one's head repeatedly in a grovelling manner Japanese physical action
Solkatt The glimmer that reflects the sunshine off a wristwatch Swedish physical beauty
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Packesel The person who’s stuck carrying everyone else’s bags on a trip German travel physical
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
L'appel du vide Describes the instinctive urge to jump from high places French habits physical
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Sgriob The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky Irish physical food
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
Rubatosis The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat English physical health awareness
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
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
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical

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