Deportment - #424


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Nov 19 2018 1 mins   17
Today's word of the day is deportment. It's spelled D-E-P-O-R-T-M-E-N-T. Deportment is a noun that means behavior; the way one conducts oneself. The French word for 'to carry away,' deporter (day por TAY) gives us the origin of deportment. It also gives us the origin of deport, meaning 'to remove from the country.' This is an example of how a word's origin can branch off to two very different words. In the case of deportment, 'carry away' refers to the way a person carries themselves, as in your deportment throughout this ordeal has been admirable. You have carried yourself as a true gentlemen. Once again, deportment is spelled D-E-P-O-R-T-M-E-N-T.