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Sep 10, 2014
This week's theme
Verbs

This week's words
disaffect
vouchsafe
disabuse
promulgate
dissuade

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disabuse

PRONUNCIATION:
(dis-uh-BYOOZ)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To free from a mistaken belief or error.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French, from Latin dis- (away) + abusus (misuse, wasting). Earliest documented use: 1611.

USAGE:
"Pang's first job is to disabuse you of the common misconception that doing two things at once allows you to get more done."
Lisa Zeidner; This is Not the Inbox You're Looking for; The Washington Post; Aug 18, 2013.

See more usage examples of disabuse in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. -Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author (1941-2002)

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