Word of the Day: Ignominy

ig·no·min·y / ĭg-nə-mĭn-ē, ĭg-nə-mə-nē
1. personal disgrace; loss of respect; great humiliation
Whatever ignominy or disgrace we have incurred, it is almost always in our power to reestablish our reputation. 
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, 1613 – 1680
2. the cause of disgrace and humiliation
They who load us with insults and ignominies give us the means of acquiring treasures more precious than any that man can gain in this life. 
Ignatius of Loyola, 1491 – 1556