Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, May 7, 2012-- untenable
Posted on 05/07/2012 5:32:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 5/7/12
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
untenable; adj. click the word for pronunciation
1. incapable of being defended, as an argument, thesis, etc.; indefensible. 2. not fit to be occupied, as an apartment, house, etc
Example SentencesSuch a proposal would have been socially, politically and legally untenable given the standards of the day. US-sponsored bilateral negotiations have become a formula for sustaining an otherwise untenable status quo. Right now, refugees are in an untenable position of having to prove something that they can't prove.
Etymology:1647, "incapable of being held against attack," from un- (1) "not" + pp. of tenable. Fig. sense is recorded from 1692.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Here is my example with WFTD.
right here is one of many reasons why another Obama term is untenable.
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
No pushing at the door please!
“Untenable” means there isn’t enough makeup and plastic surgery to make her look good. As in, Rosie O’Donnell sure is untenable.
Since his socialist views are untenable
Barack must obscure with a ton of bull
Be “fair,” tax the rich
Bush left car in a ditch
He is vicious but acts so amenable
oh in the sense of uninhabitable ; ) A+++
The GOPe have left the truly conservative in an untenable situation.
The problem with using an Amendment to eliminate Prohibition - which should have never gotten written in the firstpalce! - is that, if an amendament can make the 19th untenable, an amendment can make the the 10th untenable, the 9th untenable, the 8th untenable, the 7th untenable ....
Unelavenable is a magnitude of order worser!
that shows no dictionary results at dictionary.com, might you have the vowels askew?
Unelvenable is a magnitude of orcs worster!
Unelevenable is when you run out of clear soda.
Oh, I agree completely.
A+++ oh Lord.
Making all women attending the trial of the muslims accused of perpetrating 9/11 wear hijab is both untenable and intolerable!!!!
A loss tonight would be untenable for Predator fans. It’s win or stay home. I need all you Easties to root for us!
I gotta get back out of this ****ing state.
Go to the next PTA meeting and suggest holding a gun bash.
Just to watch their heads explode. LOL
I caught the third period of your last game. Your guys had their chances, but couldn’t seem to find the net. Tough game.
oh great ZERO CUPCAKE TOLERANCE IN MASS, rme! A+++
A+++ the juvies will be back in the lineup, so maybe that will help?
Fox News is on TV, and they just showed a photo of Bunny Mellon’s check to John Edwards. His defense is looking more untenable by the day. I wonder if they’ll assign him Spiro Agnew’s old digs?
They could sell crudites — platters of raw carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli. Would the legislature bar little cups of dip?
And coming soon, Federal guidelines for schools to follow for all non-cafeteria food situations.
Better than marrying a Flyers fan. ;-)
You have ten fingers, right? Well, if you can't do your sums on ten fingers it's untenable. For example Ludlow was given money by his wife to pay for her Avon order but there's only enough money there to pay for nine beers and there are ten guys. Nine beers, ten guys...untenable.
What does Ludlow do? He has three beers with the girl selling Avon, she can't remember whether he paid or not for the stuff, he finishes off the last three beers and tells the wife the Bondo is beginning to work for her.
A+++ he is an unbelievable scumbag.
You are a master. A+++ ; )
There i$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that a$pect to it ; )
Did you see the newest graduate?
Dr. S. O’Neal.
“2. not fit to be occupied, as an apartment, house, etc”
“Impregnable” Nancy Pelosi
“Insurmountable” Hillary Clinton
“Insane” Maxine Waters
“Untenable”: incapable of, or not fit to be occupied, i.e. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
The professional bowler who couldn’t get past 299 found that achieving a perfect game was untenable
Abdo-lutely! That was pre-tea! A little Pu Erh, and now I’m fine! Let me askew a question, wasn’t “askew” a baseball player?
oh the one with his back to the camera?
Given her progeny, someone was able to impregnate Pelosi! A+++
i don’t know from bowling! A+++
No, that’s untenantable.
What a terrible thought.
Almost as bad as posting a Helen Thomas picture.
no i think that was A.WRY ; )