Word of the day

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disavow (verb) – 1. To disclaim knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with.
2. To assert to be wrong or of little value.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : If you trace the etymology of disavow back through Middle English to Anglo-French, you’ll arrive eventually at the prefix des- and the verb avouer, meaning “to avow.” The prefix des-, in turn, derives from the Latin prefix dis-, meaning “apart.” That Latin prefix plays a significant role in many current English words, including disadvantage, disappoint, and disagree. Avouer is from Latin advocare, meaning “to summon,” and is also the source of our word advocate.

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