As you well know, each week I post three words. You write something using the words.

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This week's words:

Backfire; verb: (Of an engine) undergo a mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust; (of a plan or action) rebound adversely on the originator; have the opposite effect to what was intended; noun: A mistimed explosion in the cylinder or exhaust of a vehicle or engine; a fire set intentionally to arrest the progress of an approaching fire by creating a burned area in its path, thus depriving the fire of fuel.

Embarrass; verb: Cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed.

Taste; noun: The sensation of flavor perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance; a small portion of food or drink taken as a sample; a person's liking for particular flavors; a person's tendency to like and dislike certain things; the ability to discern what is of good quality or of a high aesthetic standard; verb: Perceive or experience the flavor of; eat or drink a small portion of.