untenable - Dictionary definition and meaning for word untenable
a child un(der) ten not able defense himself they need parents maintenance (under+ten+not able)
un-TEN(et)-able ..if you donot follow the tenets (rules), then you cannot defend yourself..
UN[NOT] 'Under' TEN[Years] ABLE You Are An Adult So You're INDEFENSIBLE...
un + tenable. tenants are tenable if you can maintain them, so untenable means unmaintainable
Untenable and Pregnable are rhyming words with a similar meaning, which is, defenceless.
Unattainable things are so sought after they are untenable.
un(main)tenable... so somethin untenable is un-maintain-able
Untenable = unt + enable; It is not possible to enable it.
untenable - cannot eve n maintain ten soldiers to protect, indefensible or not able to be maintained.