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embarrass

 [em-bar´as]
to impede the function of; to obstruct.

embarrass

/em·bar·rass/ (em-bar´as) to impede the function of; to obstruct.

embarrass

(ĕm-băr′ăs)
To interfere with or compromise function.

embarrass

to impede the function of; to obstruct.
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83) Earlier in the year he again embarrassedly found it necessary to reject the recommendations of one of his vaunted tax advisor commissions, because it proposed income tax withholding as well as extending sales taxes to utilities (electricity, water, and gas) and many services such as dry cleaning, laundry, haircuts, repairs (automobile, radio and television), as well as parking, admissions to sporting events, and other amusements, Ibid.
The man spoke embarrassedly, but with an attempt at lightness.
According to the telegram, when the three met before a presidential election run-off in June 1990, Montesinos reported to Fujimori that SIN tried to kill an opposition lawmaker with a small bomb, and Fujimori embarrassedly replied that he did not want to know about it.
This complicated, twisting story follows Milo and Alex as they seek to find who brutally killed Lauren Teague, a troubled teen who Alex had tried to treat ten years before, then viewed as an erotic dancer (and embarrassedly recognized) at a stag party.
ALLAN GREENSPAN'S DESERTION of deficit reduction, which he later embarrassedly repudiated, reminds me of how those conservative Supreme Court justices deserted their states' rights and judicial restraint principles in the Florida vote case.
What is held in common must be teased out and recognized, but things that are divisive or controversial should not be embarrassedly suppressed and swept under the Carpet.
Our" knowledge is embarrassedly shot through with sexuality, a situation that Ashbery earlier explored in "The Grapevine," whose thematic knowing is much more exact: "how do we know who is gay?