SAT Word of the Day- Tenuous


Tenuous

(adj.) flimsy or not solid

(pronounced "TEN-you-us")  

  

flimsy

Example Sentences:

  • Fred was afraid to get into the canoe; the raft's tenuous construction made him think they would undoubtedly fall in the water.
  • Tiffany's tenuous understanding of the book was obvious; during the test she was only able to answer two out of the ten questions on it.