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.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
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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.