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Oct 24, 2013
This week's theme
Miscellaneous words

This week's words
tumid
primogeniture
recidivism
mien
autochthonous

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mien

PRONUNCIATION:
(meen)

MEANING:
noun: Appearance, bearing, or demeanor.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably a shortened form of demean (to conduct oneself in a specified manner), influenced by French mine (appearance). Earliest documented use: 1522.

USAGE:
"Everyone Nanako Coates greets walks away smiling. But beyond that exuberant, youthful mien is a seasoned veteran with years of professional experience in the restaurant business."
Eizo Kobayashi; Daughter Follows in Family's Culinary Tradition; Oakland Tribune (California); Sep 17, 2013.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The vine that has grown old on an old tree falls with the ruin of that tree and through that bad companionship must perish with it. -Leonardo da Vinci, painter, engineer, musician, and scientist (1452-1519)

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