Ten fascinating words with no direct English translations
agotorick. adjective. (from age-otori in Japanese). 1. Looking worse after a haircut. 2. Feeling disappointed or depressed after enduring an event intended to enhance one’s beauty or attractiveness.
leetost. noun. (from litost in Czech). 1. Feeling of humiliation and despair at the sight of one’s own miseries. 2. Feeling of humiliation or ineptitude when someone mentions his or her accomplishments.
ferengill. noun. (from firangi, foreigner in Urdu and this from Persian) 1. A disconcerting feeling when returning home after a long absence and perceiving everything as alien, exotic, distant and unfamiliar. noun. 2. Sensation that everything surrounding oneself is foreign.
fleetzcaca. noun. (from German flitz, arrow). 1. Pointless attempt to reach a toilet when suffering from explosive diarrhea. Informal. 2. Carrecarre. 3. Pyroclastic eruptive diarrhea.
glaswen. noun. (from glas wen in Welsh meaning blue smile). 1. An insincere smile. 2. Reflective, mocking or sarcastic smile expressing disapproval or disregard.
luftmench. noun. (from luftmensch in Yiddish). 1. Ambition without a clue. 2. A dreamer devoid of practicality. 3. An entrepreneur without a reasonable business plan and with no sense of reality. 4. An impractical, contemplative person with no business or income.
mencoleck. noun. (from mencolek in Indonesian meaning to tap someone lightly on the shoulder from behind and leaning on the opposite shoulder to fool them). A purposeless deception.
mokitt. noun. (from mokita in Kivila). 1. The truth everyone knows but no one talks about. 2. Etymlick.
panapoh. verb. (From pana po’o in Hawaiian). 1. To scratch one’s head to encourage recall of the whereabouts of something misplaced. 2. To scratch the scalp to enhance the memory of something forgotten.
poshenmush. noun. (from pochemuchka in Russian). A person who asks too many questions.