chagrin
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(pronounced sheh-GRIN)

Chagrin is an odd-sounding, versatile word. Though you can use it as a verb, it is most commonly used as a noun, and it means the distress one feels when beset by disappointment, failure or humiliation. Sad, isn’t it?

Example: Much to Michael’s chagrin, Janice, the project architect pulled him from the Dubai hotel development team and placed him on the Dallas spa and health center development team.