|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
1) thin in form; 2) unsubstantiated, lacking a sound basis; 3) of little importance; 4) not dense; rarified
Her tenuous claim of psychological injury, although cleverly presented, was rejected by the jury.
Related English word: tenuousness
Latin root words: tenuo, tenuare, tenuavi, tenuatus - to make thin, attenuate; tenuis, tenue - thin, slim, slender