in·ex·pli·ca·ble (ĭn-ĕksplĭ-kə-bəl, ĭn′ĭk-splĭkə-bəl)
Difficult or impossible to explain or account for.
in·ex′pli·ca·bili·ty, in·expli·ca·ble·ness n.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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