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adjective self-conscious pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    embarrassed or worried about how you look or what other people think of you
    a self-conscious laugh
    Knowing they were watching me made me feel self-conscious.
    self-conscious about: Jack was not in the least self-conscious about his weight.
  2. 2
    not successful in creating a particular effect because of being too obvious
    a self-conscious attempt to give the movie a romantic atmosphere
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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