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  • awkward — /ˈɔkwəd / (say awkwuhd) adjective 1. lacking dexterity or skill; clumsy; bungling. 2. ungraceful; ungainly; uncouth: awkward gestures. 3. ill adapted for use or handling; unhandy: an awkward method. 4. requiring caution; somewhat hazardous: there …  

  • awkward — [ôk′wərd] adj. [ME aukward < ON ǫfugr, turned backward + OE weard, WARD] 1. not having grace or skill; clumsy, as in form or movement; bungling [an awkward dancer, an awkward style] 2. inconvenient to use; hard to handle; unwieldy [an awkward… …   English World dictionary

  • awkward — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. clumsy, ungraceful, ungainly; gauche; embarrassing. See unskillfulness, difficulty. Ant., adroit, dexterous. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Unskillful] Syn. clumsy, inept, maladroit, ungainly,… …   English dictionary for students

  • The Awkward Age — Infobox Book | name = The Awkward Age image caption = Cover of 1966 Penguin Modern Classics edition of The Awkward Age author = Henry James country = United Kingdom, United States language = English genre = Novel publisher = William Heinemann,… …   Wikipedia

  • misstep — ☆ misstep [mis′step΄, mis step′ ] n. 1. a wrong or awkward step 2. a mistake in conduct; faux pas …   English World dictionary

  • hand tool — any tool or implement designed for manual operation. * * * Introduction  any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to… …   Universalium

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • japan — japanner, n. /jeuh pan /, n., adj., v., japanned, japanning. n. 1. any of various hard, durable, black varnishes, originally from Japan, for coating wood, metal, or other surfaces. 2. work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner. 3. Japans,… …   Universalium

  • Japan — /jeuh pan /, n. 1. a constitutional monarchy on a chain of islands off the E coast of Asia: main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. 125,716,637; 141,529 sq. mi. (366,560 sq. km). Cap.: Tokyo. Japanese, Nihon, Nippon. 2. Sea of, the… …   Universalium

  • Apostrophe — redirects here. For other uses, see (disambiguation). Apostrophes redirects here. For the music book, see Apostrophes: A Book of Tributes to Masters of Music. For other uses, see Apostrophe (disambiguation). ’ Apostrophe …   Wikipedia

  • 10 Downing Street — Number 10 Downing Street General information Town or city City of Westminster, London Country United Kin …   Wikipedia

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