I can't understand one word in this video, time 1:18:

... Number two, and this is hugely important, dis??? yourself immediately ...

Can someone help me to identify the word?

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  • -1 question shows no research effort before posting. Also voting to close Too Localized. – MetaEd Aug 30 '12 at 20:12

The word is "disavow." It means to break a connection with.

The author is essentially saying, "If you think writing a book will be all fun, and little work, then disavow yourself of that silly, unrealistic notion."

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    That's pretty funny, since that is a poor choice of words for someone who purports to be a writer. The word she means in that context, I think, is disabuse: "Disabuse yourself of that notion." – Robusto Aug 23 '12 at 0:41

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