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untenable

Short Definition : (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained

Definition
(adj) (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
Synonyms : indefensible

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for untenable

a child un(der) ten not able defense himself they need parents maintenance (under+ten+not able)
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by Tural

un-TEN(et)-able ..if you donot follow the tenets (rules), then you cannot defend yourself..
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by wingdeng

UN[NOT] 'Under' TEN[Years] ABLE You Are An Adult[18] So You're INDEFENSIBLE...
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by rohan_1985

Unable to put a tent around to protect.
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by Rodeokinney

un + tenable. tenants are tenable if you can maintain them, so untenable means unmaintainable
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by cp.jethani

Untenable and Pregnable are rhyming words with a similar meaning, which is, defenceless.
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by pushpa_edit

Unattainable things are so sought after they are untenable.
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by anujpathania

un(main)tenable... so somethin untenable is un-maintain-able
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by saif_mohmd

Untenable = unt + enable; It is not possible to enable it.
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by shaktipada

untenable - cannot eve n maintain ten soldiers to protect, indefensible or not able to be maintained.
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by sansecretcp

untoward

Short Definition : unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter

Definition
(adj) not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
Example Sentence
  • was buried with indecent haste
  • indecorous behavior
  • language unbecoming to a lady
  • unseemly to use profanity
  • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry

Definition
(adj) contrary to your interests or welfare
Synonyms : adverse , inauspicious
Example Sentence
  • adverse circumstances
  • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for untoward

conditions which are not towards me are ==> untoward
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by amanjain

my bike was TOWed and that was unfortunate.
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by prannoy.kothari

(unto)undo+(ward)word= if something in document is contrary to ur interest u will just undo those words.
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by preetisoni2411

Untoward - ill-timed, an unexpected happening.
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by pushpa_edit

unwarranted

Short Definition : unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved

Definition
(adj) incapable of being justified or explained
Definition
(adj) without a basis in reason or fact
Synonyms : baseless , groundless , idle , unfounded , wild
Example Sentence
  • baseless gossip
  • the allegations proved groundless
  • idle fears
  • unfounded suspicions
  • unwarranted jealousy

Definition
(adj) lacking justification or authorization
Synonyms : undue , unjustified
Example Sentence
  • desire for undue private profit
  • unwarranted limitations of personal freedom

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwarranted

i got a mobile without a warranty and that was unjustified.
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by prannoy.kothari

remeber arrest warrant:in movies police can arrest a villan only with justified reason or evidence otherwise the villan will rule out police words as baseless
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by kick_ass

when i broke the video game it was in warranty, so i take it to the shop asking for a refund, and they say its unwarranted. that was SOOOO unfair :(
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by friendofafriend

if a police raids someones house without a warrant it is unjustified and hence unwarranted
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by jaipreetgre

Unwarranted and Invalid have somewhat similar sounds and they mean, illogical, unjustified.
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by pushpa_edit

without warrant::unjustified
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by SHAKAL

unwieldy

Short Definition : awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable

Definition
(adj) difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
Synonyms : unmanageable
Example Sentence
  • we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter
  • almost dropped the unwieldy parcel

Definition
(adj) difficult to work or manipulate
Example Sentence
  • unwieldy rules and regulations

Definition
(adj) lacking grace in movement or posture
Synonyms : clumsy , clunky , gawky , ungainly
Example Sentence
  • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
  • clumsy fingers
  • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
  • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwieldy

un+wieldy...WIELD(y) rhymes with WELD...that which can be WELDED is easily changeable or MANAGEABLE. so WIELDY is EASILY MANAGEABLE. and unwieldy is the opposite
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by nikki123

un-yeildy = not yeilding = unmanagable
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by friendofafriend

u might want to UNload those unmanageable groceries w/ a WIEL-(wheel)-barrel
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by kayla2010

un+wieldy(yeild,field) ->Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.
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by sansecretcp

Unwieldy and Lumpy, mean something heavy, cumbersome.
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by pushpa_edit

Unwieldy---un+wield(near to wild)+y--anything wild or awkward looking thing is unwieldy.
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by editor2

if iron (suppose a gun) is not welded properly it will look awkward
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by friendofafriend

Anything with a Wheel can be easily moved and managed. Unwieldy ~~ Unwheely - difficult to manage
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by lexiconner

unwitting

Short Definition : not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know

Definition
(adj) not done with purpose or intent
Synonyms : unintentional , unplanned
Example Sentence
  • an unintended slight
  • an unintentional pun
  • the offense was unintentional
  • an unwitting mistake may be overlooked

Definition
(adj) not aware or knowing
Example Sentence
  • an unwitting subject in an experiment

Definition
(adj) unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge
Example Sentence
  • he was completely ignorant of the circumstances
  • an unknowledgeable assistant
  • his rudeness was unwitting

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwitting

wit is knowledge. Witting means knowing something.UN(not)WITTING(knowing something)
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by cp.jethani

UNWITTING <> UNWILLING
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by cpinedo

Unwitting and Discerning are similar in sound but opposite in meaning. While unwitting means ignorant, discerning means to perceive with the mind or senses (only someone clever has the power to think).
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by pushpa_edit

made witty remark un intentional and not knowing he is ur friend
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by sansecretcp

unwonted

Short Definition : unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.

Definition
(adj) out of the ordinary
Example Sentence
  • an unwonted softness in her face

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unwonted

WONTED=WANTED... name of salman khans film.....but if its sequel is named UNWONTED ,now that shall be UNCUSTOMARY=UNUSUAL...; )
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by verbal800

Something that you Wont do - unusual
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by ank_85

unwonted - u are not accustomed to something that is unwanted... r u?
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by the suspect

Something that you WONT do... usually
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by ank_85

Unwonted along with Unexpected refers to something unusual.
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by pushpa_edit

wonted sounds like "wanted" which is necessity of everyone and usual in their life. so unwonted means unusual.
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by cp.jethani

UNWANTED..people of some villages didn't WANT short clothes because it was not customary
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by nileshdive

imagine a person who gets everything he wants in life. now if something unwanted happens. it will be an unusual predicament for him
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by friendofafriend

un wont(custom or habit)-> uncustomed
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by sansecretcp

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