Friday, June 16, 2017

Still trying to get a grip on 'untenable'

Definition:  Merriam-Webster

Every time I encounter the adjective untenable, I have to puzzle out its meaning.  Once I look up the definition, which I usually have to do, it apparently evaporates within the hour.

"Not able to be defended."  

How hard can these 5 words be to retain?  Maybe I could do so if I incorporated 'untenable' into my vocabulary.  Actually, here I am approaching my 68th birthday, and I don't think I've ever used it in conversation.  'Indefensible', yes.  All the time.

'Untenable' is simply one of those words that always slips through my grip.

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