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tenable

adjective uk   /ˈten.ə.bl̩/ formal us  
(of an opinion or position) able to be defended successfully or held for a particular period of time: His theory is no longer tenable in the light of the recent discoveries. The university fellowship is tenable for (= lasts for) three years.
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