Any process by which steps are taken to mitigate the awkwardness of a situation.
Sulty: "That was mad awks; they think I'm conservative but they saw me giving my hot manager a ride to the train."
Cool Guy: "Instead of ignoring them and making it more awks, you could have tried an Awksidation Reduction and explained that she was your manager."
Sulty: "You're right. Now they think I'm really liberal."