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countenance
(n)
COUNT-ǝ-nǝns
Meaning

face

1st Sample Sentence

His harsh, unsmiling countenance perfectly reflected the true nature of his soul.

Root

com (tenere)#tenere (to hold) (Latin)

Synonyms

Mnemonics

(count+ten) A ten year old kid is learning how to count upto 10 and his dad's countenance gave kid a lot of encouragement Countenance: Count to ten --- small boy was counting form 1 to ten. he got tired. His dad ALLOWED him 2 go to play which changed d appearance of the son's face into a smiley face

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countenance
(v)
COUNT-ǝ-nǝns
Meaning

justify a bad thing; excuse

1st Sample Sentence

Son, it has been brought to my attention that you have been gambling. This is behavior that I simply cannot countenance.

Root

com (together)#tenere (to hold) (Latin)

Synonyms

condone, countenance

Mnemonics

(count+ten) A ten year old kid is learning how to count upto 10 and his dad's countenance gave kid a lot of encouragement Countenance: Count to ten --- small boy was counting form 1 to ten. he got tired. His dad ALLOWED him 2 go to play which changed d appearance of the son's face into a smiley face

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