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 for awkward
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing inconvenience; "they arrived at an awkward time"
      2: lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance;
         "an awkward dancer"; "an awkward gesture"; "too awkward with
         a needle to make her own clothes"; "his clumsy fingers
         produced an awkward knot" [ant: graceful]
      3: difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape;
         "an awkward bundle to carry"; "a load of bunglesome
         paraphernalia"; "clumsy wooden shoes"; "the cello, a rather
         ungainly instrument for a girl" [syn: awkward,
         bunglesome, clumsy, ungainly]
      4: not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose
         style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style";
         "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to
         repeat it now?" [syn: awkward, clumsy, cumbersome,
         inapt, inept, ill-chosen]
      5: hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment;
         "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the
         discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a
         sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to
         an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"
         [syn: awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable]
      6: socially uncomfortable; unsure and constrained in manner;
         "awkward and reserved at parties"; "ill at ease among eddies
         of people he didn't know"; "was always uneasy with strangers"
         [syn: awkward, ill at ease(p), uneasy]

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