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Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System for the 1990s


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  • Awk

    adj. mid-15c., “turned the wrong way,” from Old Norse afugr “turned backwards, wrong, contrary,” from Proto-Germanic *afug-, from PIE *apu-ko-, from root *apo- “off, away” (see apo-). Obsolete since 17c. Contemporary Examples The source says that awk had a “chilly” personality and had a quick-boiling temper. The Fallout from the AWK Murder Sami Yousafzai, Ron […]

  • Awkward

    lacking skill or dexterity. Synonyms: clumsy, inept; unskillful, unhandy, inexpert. Antonyms: deft, adroit, skillful, dexterous; handy. lacking grace or ease in movement: an awkward gesture; an awkward dancer. Synonyms: uncoordinated, graceless, ungainly; gawky; maladroit; clumsy. Antonyms: graceful. lacking social graces or manners: a simple, awkward frontiersman. Synonyms: gauche, unpolished, unrefined; blundering, oafish; ill-mannered, unmannerly, ill-bred. […]

  • Awkward age

    early adolescence. Historical Examples Woman is passing through an awkward age now, and Dorothy Roden might be classed among those who are doing it gracefully. Roden’s Corner Henry Seton Merriman When he had last seen her she was at the awkward age of thirteen. The Stronghold Miriam Haynie Matilda was emphatically at what is called […]

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