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Short Definition : disobedient; lawless; difficult to control

(adj) noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
Example Sentence
  • a boisterous crowd
  • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
  • a robustious group of teenagers
  • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
  • an unruly class
(adj) unwilling to submit to authority
Synonyms : disobedient
Example Sentence
  • unruly teenagers
(adj) of persons
Example Sentence
  • the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unruly

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

(adj) morally offensive
Synonyms : offensive unsavoury
Example Sentence
  • an unsavory reputation
  • an unsavory scandal
(adj) not pleasing in odor or taste
Synonyms : distasteful unsavoury
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unsavory

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

(adj) not injured
Synonyms : unharmed unhurt whole
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for 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.


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Unscathed and Unmarred are similar because they both mean, to get away from disaster unhurt, without a scratch.

un scattered and escaped from the accident unharmed.


Short Definition : unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste

(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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unseemly

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

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Unseemly - something that is UGLY, indecent, ungainly.


Short Definition : ugly; unpleasant to look at

(adj) unpleasant to look at
Example Sentence
  • unsightly billboards
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unsightly

concentrate on sight means to see. unsightly means can't like to see if it is ugly.

un+sightly -> ugly, unpleasant to look.

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Unsightly and Ungainly refer to something ungraceful, ugly.

SYNONYMS:.....unsightly=disagreeable unattractive lackluster unpleasant repulsive revolting hideous


Short Definition : untarnished; CF. sully

(adj) spotlessly clean and fresh
Example Sentence
  • the unsullied snow of mountains
(adj) (of reputation) free from blemishes
Example Sentence
  • his unsullied name
  • an untarnished reputation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unsullied

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

(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)

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[18] 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

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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

(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
(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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my bike was TOWed and that was unfortunate.

(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.

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