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Today's word is:

disappoint

|ˌdisəˈpoint|

verb [ trans. ]

Fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of (someone) : I have no wish to disappoint everyone by postponing the visit.

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Prevent (hopes or expectations) from being realized : public ownership had sadly disappointed socialist hopes.

ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense [deprive of an office or position] ): from Old French desappointer.