Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Word for the Day, Monday, May 7, 2012-- untenable
5/7/12 | xs

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.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....




TOPICS: Word For The Day
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-72 next last
Comment Section:

Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

right here is one of many reasons why another Obama term is untenable.

Review Threads:

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!

1 posted on 05/07/2012 5:32:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Good Morning!


2 posted on 05/07/2012 5:33:36 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Ugh. Coffee.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 5:33:36 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

“Untenable” means there isn’t enough makeup and plastic surgery to make her look good. As in, Rosie O’Donnell sure is untenable.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 5:38:01 AM PDT by SoothingDave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

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


5 posted on 05/07/2012 5:40:44 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Don't let Julia fool ya. Socialism doesn't work.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave

oh in the sense of uninhabitable ; ) A+++


6 posted on 05/07/2012 5:40:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Perfect! A+++


7 posted on 05/07/2012 5:42:18 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

The GOPe have left the truly conservative in an untenable situation.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 5:43:06 AM PDT by left that other site
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SoothingDave; xsmommy; tioga; secret garden

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 ....


9 posted on 05/07/2012 5:43:10 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

A+++


10 posted on 05/07/2012 5:43:55 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A+++


11 posted on 05/07/2012 5:44:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: left that other site
There are any number of reasons why Obama needs to be defeated, each more alarming than the last.
12 posted on 05/07/2012 5:49:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Unelavenable is a magnitude of order worser!


13 posted on 05/07/2012 5:50:18 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

that shows no dictionary results at dictionary.com, might you have the vowels askew?


14 posted on 05/07/2012 5:53:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy
Another sign that the EU is an untenable proposition: 16% of the new Greek Parliament is either Nazis or Communists.
15 posted on 05/07/2012 5:53:54 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; xsmommy
Unelavenable is a magnitude of order worser!

Unelvenable is a magnitude of orcs worster!

16 posted on 05/07/2012 5:56:19 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Robert A. Cook, PE; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; xsmommy
Unelavenable is a magnitude of order worser!
Unelvenable is a magnitude of orcs worster!

Unelevenable is when you run out of clear soda.

17 posted on 05/07/2012 6:01:11 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: xsmommy

Oh, I agree completely.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 6:04:02 AM PDT by left that other site
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NeoCaveman; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; xsmommy
Unelavenable is a magnitude of order worser!
Unelvenable is a magnitude of orcs worster!
Unelevenable is when you run out of clear soda.
Undenineable is when you agree you have run out of clear soda.
Unsevenelevenable is where you run when you run out of clear soda.
19 posted on 05/07/2012 6:07:29 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: NeoCaveman

A+++ oh Lord.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 6:14:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-72 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson