VERBS be, look, seem | make sth
ADV. extremely, very | a bit, rather, slightly, somewhat She asked some rather awkward questions.
PHRASES make things awkward He could make things very awkward for me if he wanted to.
2 not relaxed
VERBS be, feel, look | become | make sb He was embarrassed, which made him awkward.
ADV. extremely, very | a bit, rather | painfully As a teenager he was painfully awkward in company.
PREP. about They felt awkward about having to leave so soon. | with She is awkward with people she doesn't know.