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GRE Word of the Day: 2.3.2012

Inchoate - {adjective}

1. Not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary.

2. Just begun; incipient.

3. Not organized; lacking order: an inchoate mass of ideas on the subject.


amorphous, elementary, embryonic, formless, immature, imperfect, inceptive, incipient, just begun, nascent, preliminary, rudimentary, shapeless, unfinished, unformed, unshaped


developed, grown, mature

Example Sentences:

1. The inchoate nature of his argument detracted from the power of his supporting evidence.

2. She took the inchoate preliminary plans and carefully shaped them into a detailed account of how the school would be renovated.