[feys-sey-ver] /ˈfeɪsˌseɪ vər/
something that saves one’s prestige or dignity:
Allow him the face-saver of resigning instead of being fired.
maintaining dignity or prestige
something that serves to maintain the dignity or prestige of someone or something
- Face someone down
verb phrase To disconcert in a direct confrontation: I am being faced down by a ten-or twelve-year-old boy (1530+)
[fas-it] /ˈfæs ɪt/ noun 1. one of the small, polished plane surfaces of a cut gem. 2. a similar surface cut on a fragment of rock by the action of water, windblown sand, etc. 3. aspect; phase: They carefully examined every facet of the argument. 4. Architecture. any of the faces of a column cut […]
[fuh-seet] /fəˈsit/ adjective, Archaic. 1. .
facetectomy fac·e·tec·to·my (fās’ĭ-těk’tə-mē) n. Excision of a facet, as of a vertebra.