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tenable

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1 capable of being defended against physical attack
  • the soldiers' encampment on the open plain was not tenable, so they retreated to higher ground

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2 capable of being defended with good reasoning against verbal attack
  • the tenable theory that a giant meteor strike set off a chain of events resulting in the demise of the dinosaurs

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“Tenable.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tenable. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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