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 for wooden
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wooden \Wood"en\, a.
     1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling,
        wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding.
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     2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless.
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              When a bold man is out of countenance, he makes a
              very wooden figure on it.             --Collier.
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              His singing was, I confess, a little wooden. --G.
                                                    MacDonald.
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     Wooden spoon.
        (a) (Cambridge University, Eng.) The last junior optime
            who takes a university degree, -- denoting one who is
            only fit to stay at home and stir porridge. "We submit
            that a wooden spoon of our day would not be justified
            in calling Galileo and Napier blockheads because they
            never heard of the differential calculus." --Macaulay.
        (b) In some American colleges, the lowest appointee of the
            junior year; sometimes, one especially popular in his
            class, without reference to scholarship. Formerly, it
            was a custom for classmates to present to this person
            a wooden spoon with formal ceremonies.
  
     Wooden ware, a general name for buckets, bowls, and other
        articles of domestic use, made of wood.
  
     Wooden wedding. See under Wedding.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wooden
      adj 1: made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing
             wood; "a wooden box"; "an ancient cart with wooden
             wheels"
      2: lacking ease or grace; "the actor's performance was wooden";
         "a wooden smile"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "wooden":
     arid, awkward, barren, blah, blank, bloodless, blunt, blunt-witted,
     buckram, bumbling, cardboard, characterless, clumsy, cold,
     colorless, dead, deadpan, dim, dim-witted, dismal, dopey, draggy,
     drearisome, dreary, dry, dryasdust, dull, dull of mind,
     dull-headed, dull-pated, dull-witted, dusty, effete, elephantine,
     empty, etiolated, expressionless, fade, fat-witted, fishy, flat,
     gauche, glassy, gross-headed, halting, ham-handed, heavy,
     heavy-handed, hebetudinous, ho-hum, hollow, impassive, inane,
     inept, inexcitable, inexpressive, insipid, jejune, leaden,
     lifeless, low-spirited, maladroit, muscle-bound, obtuse, pale,
     pallid, pedestrian, plodding, pointless, poker-faced, poky,
     ponderous, slow, slow-witted, sluggish, solemn, spiritless,
     sterile, stiff, stilted, stodgy, stuffy, superficial, tasteless,
     tedious, thick-brained, thick-headed, thick-pated, thick-witted,
     thickskulled, unexpressive, unhandy, unhappy, unlively, vacant,
     vapid, weighty
  
  

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