This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
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...
Unable to put a <B>tent</B> around to protect.
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.
Short Definition : unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
conditions which are not towards me are ==> untoward
(unto)undo+(ward)word= if something in document is contrary to ur interest u will just undo those words.
Untoward - ill-timed, an unexpected happening.
Short Definition : unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
i got a mobile without a warranty and that was unjustified.
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
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 :(
if a police raids someones house without a warrant it is unjustified and hence unwarranted
Unwarranted and Invalid have somewhat similar sounds and they mean, illogical, unjustified.
Short Definition : awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable
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
un-yeildy = not yeilding = unmanagable
un+wieldy(yeild,field) ->Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity.
Unwieldy and Lumpy, mean something heavy, cumbersome.
Unwieldy---un+wield(near to wild)+y--anything wild or awkward looking thing is unwieldy.
if iron (suppose a gun) is not welded properly it will look awkward
Anything with a Wheel can be easily moved and managed. Unwieldy ~~ Unwheely - difficult to manage
Short Definition : not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
wit is knowledge. Witting means knowing something.UN(not)WITTING(knowing something)
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).
made witty remark un intentional and not knowing he is ur friend
Short Definition : unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
WONTED=WANTED... name of salman khans film.....but if its sequel is named UNWONTED ,now that shall be UNCUSTOMARY=UNUSUAL...; )
Something that you Wont do - unusual
unwonted - u are not accustomed to something that is unwanted... r u?
Something that you WONT do... usually
Unwonted along with Unexpected refers to something unusual.
UNWANTED..people of some villages didn't WANT short clothes because it was not customary
imagine a person who gets everything he wants in life. now if something unwanted happens. it will be an unusual predicament for him
un wont(custom or habit)-> uncustomed