Today’s word of the day exercise is
This is word very similar unmeaning to maintain. It is mostly used in more technical areas and sustainability is a key idea for the environment, aid and economic growth. You should also note the phrase “sustain an argument/position” – which is almost invariability used in the negative e.g. it is a difficult argument to sustain.
Forms of the word
Using the word
position/argument: The argument that parents are not responsible for their children is not sustainable.
loss/damage/injury: He sustained a serious injury playing football.
environment: It is important that the government draw up policies that are environmentally sustainable.
growth: While it is impressive, an economic growth rate of 8% cannot be sustained.