Definitions for "Countenance"
Keywords:  smiler, mien, phiz, visage, kisser
Appearance or expression of the face; look; aspect; mien.
The face; the features.
Approving or encouraging aspect of face; hence, favor, good will, support; aid; encouragement.
Keywords:  pretend
To make a show of; to pretend.
consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"