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embarrass

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

embarrass

(ĕm-băr′ăs)
To interfere with or compromise function.
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Cathy's dad, Solomon Lacaille, moved into the area from Massachusetts in 1919 and took up a homestead at Embarass. He was French and Cathy's mother, a Paquette from Fort Chipewyan, Alta.
5 A prevailing law enforcement defendant or agency may recover attorney's fees only where the suit was vexatious, frivolous, or brought to harass or embarass the defendant.
The alternative is to sit there and be embarassed, humiliated and have Arsenal fans laughing at them.
I don't really get embarassed. I fell off a stage once.
"People were pointing and saying 'there's that lad from the X Factor' and I was just so embarassed.
Don't be embarassed about liking math or science, just enjoy it.
TO all those who say they feel "embarassed" to be Scottish following theNo result in the referendum, don't just hide behind ramblings on Facebook and other social media.
Embarassed: Tom Enders Earlier Qantas said it was temporarily grounding one of its A380s after discovering dozens of hairline cracks in its wings.
Bella, now in her teens and an earnest scholar is appalled, Pixie, 7 years old, is too absorbed by the thought of her forthcoming mermaid birthday party to care, and Daizy is so embarassed by the thought of her friends getting to know about her father's crazy idea that she avoids inviting them home.
"When I go abroad I say that I am Italian because I am embarassed to be from this country."
Ask them how long it will take, how success can be measured, how much it will cost, if it will entirely destabilise Pakistan, if the heroin traffic can be halted, if the farmers can be persuaded to grow less profitable crops, or where Bin Laden is, or if he is even still alive, and all you will hear is embarassed coughing.
He could do any trick he wanted, but would sometimes get too nervous or embarassed to skate in front of people--especially his heroes, whom he was now traveling the world with.