English: what does derring-do mean?

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derring-do (noun):

boldness; decisive bravery.

Jumping the mud puddle in his white suit was an act of derring-do.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

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English: the word mien

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mien (noun):

non-verbal behaviour, or even appearance, not necessarily intentional, that suggests a person’s mood, personality, or even background.

During recitals, the pianist’s mien indicated she loved performing.

Source:

Mish, Frederick C (editor). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster, 2004.

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English: what does munificent mean?

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munificent (adj):
abundantly generous.

A religious person might point out that God’s offering of Jesus as sacrifice for payment of human sin is munificent, as is Jesus’s offering of self towards the same purpose.

Happy Easter:)

Source:

Barber, Katherine et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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