Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Papakata To have one leg shorter than the other Māori physical
Löyly The steam that rises from the sauna heater when water is thrown on it Finnish physical
Culaccino The mark left on the table by a cold glass Italian physical food
Milozvučan Having a sweet and gentle voice Croatian attribute physical
Hanyauku To walk on tiptoes across a hot surface Rukwangali physical action
Buksvåger Literally means "abdomen brothers-in-law"; used for two men who have slept with the same woman Swedish physical
Kaapshljmurslis The feeling of being cramped on public transportation Latvian stress physical
Vozdukh (Воздух) "Air" but also "the stack of spirit". To breathe in is to "take the spirit inside". Russian beauty physical
Zhaghzhagh The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage Tamil adverse action physical
S’encoubler To describe a fall, but specifically one where you fell due to being tangled in something French physical event adverse
Muskelkater Charley horse ("muscle cat") German physical
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny 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
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
Luscofusco Time of nightfall, just with the last ray of Sun Galician physical beauty
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
Cúbóg A collection of Easter eggs Irish physical
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Tinga Particles of food left between teeth Tagalog food physical
Karelu The mark left on the skin by wearing something tight Tulu physical
Pneúma (πνεῦμα) Wind; breath; spirit. Greek physical
Tuerto A man with only one eye Spanish physical
Morgenfrisk Feeling rested after a good night's sleep Danish health physical
Kucir A tuft of hair left to grow on top of an otherwise bald head Indonesian physical change




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