This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
UN(no)RULY(rules).....someone who follow NO RULES....
UN + RULY can be taken as something or someone who does not follow any norms (rules).
u cannot rule the person and tell him what is right and what is wrong. basically very illmannered.
Short Definition : distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
savor means taste,hence unsavor means distasteful.
unsavory ~ un + save ~ not save; to save someones life is morally correct but to unsave (not save) someones life is morally offensive
unsavor sounds like unscrupulous
unsavory -> un savorite samyya is distasteful and disagreeable yo be tasty.
Short Definition : unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed
UN(no)SCAR.........if in an accident you got no scars then its obvious u are UNHARMED
scathed sounds like scared. If you are unscared you are unharmed.
un scattered and escaped from the accident unharmed.
Short Definition : unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
UN+SEEM- does not seem normal or proper in behavior
un seemly-> seeing me undress and becoming indecent.
sounds like "uncomely" which is not pleasing means improper behavior
Short Definition : ugly; unpleasant to look at
concentrate on sight means to see. unsightly means can't like to see if it is ugly.
un+sightly -> ugly, unpleasant to look.
SYNONYMS:.....unsightly=disagreeable unattractive lackluster unpleasant repulsive revolting hideous
Short Definition : untarnished; CF. sully
Unsullied and Unsoiled have a similar meaning, something spotlessly clean, spick and span.
sullied=insult ; so unsullied free from insult/blame/spots.
sulli sounds sadii = "kharab",so unsullied means untarnished,stainless,clear!
un sull ied - spotlessly clean and fresh
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.
un + tenable. tenants are tenable if you can maintain them, so untenable means unmaintainable
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.