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SAT vocabulary: inexplicable

What does inexplicable mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word inexplicable

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inexplicable most nearly means

(A) piquant
(B) unaccountable
(C) unsure
(D) aged
(E) acerbic

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Now let’s learn about the word inexplicable.

Part of Speech of inexplicable

inexplicable is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation inexplicable

Here’s how to pronounce inexplicable:

IPA: /ɪn.ˈɛk.splɪ.kə.bəl/

Glossary-style: [ihn-ehk-SPLIH-kuh-buhl]

Definition of inexplicable

inexplicable means: not able to be explained or accounted for (Ex: she was inexplicably silent when receiving the award).

Explain more about inexplicable, please

inexplicable simply means not able to be explained. For example, if you give someone $100, and he doesn’t seem thankful, you could say that his behavior is inexplicable since you can’t figure out why he doesn’t show gratitude.

Example of inexplicable

Here’s the word inexplicable used in a sentence:

For some inexplicable reason, Clark suddenly left the room right when he could have been of great help. (Fortunately, Superman showed up only moments later.)

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