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Awkward (adj) : 1: lacking social grace and assurance ; causing embarrassment (an awkward moment)

2: not easy to handle or deal with : requiring great skill, ingenuity, or care (an awkward load) (an awkward diplomatic situation)

3: having a discussion about American politics in the new millenium degenerate, as your conversational partner (the school nurse) at the end-of-the-year drinking party imbibes more and more whiskey, into this sweet little old lady reenacting the 9-11 disaster by crashing her chopsticks stand repeatedly into her upright chopsticks and knocking them over with copious vocal explosion sound effects, leaving you completely lost for words and finally succumbing to a fit of the nervous giggles (see above, 1 and 2)

— awk·ward·ly (adverb)
— awk·ward·ness (noun)

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