I don’t want to lay out quotes from the dictionary. But I locked onto ‘approval’. Okay, we have approval (and its examples). And we have a ‘facial expression’ (and its examples). So here’s my question: Can I say, “My countenance is foundering, becoming humble and empty.”? I’m referring to myself as starting to degrade as a good human being. That phrase is currently in my manuscript. I keep scratching my head. If that word isn’t correct, what would be one good word to mean that?