Sentence with Context:
Amidst one of America’s most charged presidential contests, US media has carried reports on how Trump declared a loss of nearly one billion dollars in 1995, enabling him to legally evade taxes. But instead of getting angry or abashed, Trump has greeted the allegations with glee. Trump has sky-scraper levels of support from former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani too, who feels Trump has only fulfilled his capitalistic obligations to maximise profits by minimising paying taxes.
Meaning: Feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
Embarrassed, Ashamed, Mortified, Remorseful, Humiliated, Shamefaced
Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?
If you get bashed (hit) publicly, you would feel embarrassed, wouldn’t you? The “abash” should remind you of public bashing. Remember thus.
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