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Word of the Week



Meaning: to cause someone to feel awkward, or self-conscious or ashamed about themselves or something they do.


Example of using it in a sentence “She was going embarrass both of them because their behaviour was not acceptable."


The root word comes from France and the late 16th century, but goes back further in to to Spanish and Portuguese probably form the word which referred to a cord or leash that stopped an animal wandering off. The idea of the feeling being embarrassed stopping you doing something.


Spelling tip: hopefully I won’t embarrass you by pointing out the two words inside that will help us spell the word.

                                                               em + bar + r + ass


Use the word as many times throughout the week. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.



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