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shame

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to cause (a person) to be self-consciously distressed

to make complex, intricate, or perplexing

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Yet Bolivia has only served as a case study among Latin American countries on how to fail to get the most out of embarrassingly rich reserves.
An embarrassingly banal comment was regarded by the committee as the height of wisdom.
I did a trawl of Oasys for standard evils and came up with at least one 'it's' for 'its,' embarrassingly in the Press section.
Course bookmakers should be proud of their leaders, Robin Grossmith and John Stevenson, as it was down to them that plans to introduce the modernisation of the SP system under Lord Donoughue were embarrassingly put on hold.
But squeeze the accelerator and you almost forget the foot-high letters embarrassingly plastered down both sides of the car.
As the book opens, on 7 November 1630, Morandi lies dead in a Roman prison, ostensibly of a fever; the town rumor mill has it, however, that the abbot was poisoned in order to put a hasty end to a trial whose twists and turns were embarrassingly implicating more and more members of the high Roman elite.
DULL comedy crime caper about a couple of struggling actors (Michael Caine and Dylan Moran) trying to con a local crime boss out of a small fortune via their acting "talent" and some embarrassingly bad disguises.
It's a rare feature, but not embarrassingly so," says Gott, whose team recently posted its study's results on the Internet at http://xxx.
The authors' results differ sharply from those generated by a poorly designed study recently released to embarrassingly extensive media coverage.
Embarrassingly, their sponsor, the Soviets, had also sponsored the expulsions, and East German communists were consciously trying to create a totally new society anyway, not recreate the past lives of expellees in a new country.
The city council's first attempt to fill the post ended embarrassingly, with an admission that applicants were simply not up to the job.
The simple beauty and joy of this melody are embarrassingly "modernized" in the Martin version.
EVERY Merthyr councillor has embarrassingly lost their power to vote or make decisions after a bureaucratic bungle.
Thus we move from the first graduation where the mother is loudly, embarrassingly present (and arguably absent since she is inebriated) to the last (graduate school) graduation, which the mother cannot attend since she has passed way (she died the day Awkward submitted his dissertation) and which Awkward doesn't attend either, partly because the thought of her not being there is unbearable.
The HKMA confused many market players and accumulated an embarrassingly large portion of the Hang Seng Index.