UNTOWARD [uhn-TAWRD]: inappropriate, unfavorable, unfortunate

Untoward is one of those words that makes you stumble over your tongue trying to pronounce it.  It looks like it should be pronounced [un-too-WARD.]  But for some reason the last two apparent syllables are slurred together to make one, [TAWRD.]   Maybe I’ve just been mis-pronouncing toward all my life.  Maybe it’s just one syllable.  […]