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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Great word of the day: AWKWARD

Why do I like this word? Just look at it: The spelling equals the meaning. Awkward comes from Old Norse afugr (= turned backward) and is now used in the following contexts:
  1. embarrassing: I find myself in an awkward situation.
  2. difficult or uncomfortable to use: I find the gear shift very awkward to use when I move the seat forward.
  3. performed gracelessly: walked with an awkward gait
  4. without graceful coordination: an awkward, gangling adolescent
  5. shyly uncomfortable: He was always awkward around kids.
Awkward can be roughly translated with unangenehm or unbeholfen in German.

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