One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘poise is directly concerned with good deportment’
gait, posture, carriage, comportment, bearing, stance, way of standing, way of holding oneself, way of carrying oneself, way of bearing oneself
attitude, demeanour, mien, air, appearance, aspect, style, manner
2‘she reprimanded him for unprofessional deportment’
behaviour, conduct, performance, way of behaving, way of acting, way of conducting oneself
etiquette, manners, ways, habits, practices
actions, acts, activities, exploits
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