Word of the week: Inchoate

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Inchoate (adjective)
in-ko-hayt

“This comes from the Latin word meaning ‘to yoke’ (like when you attach an ox to a plough) and according to the Macquarie Dictionary, it means something that has just begun, or is immature, rudimentary or lacking organisation. So you might say ‘his idea was inchoate’ or ‘the political party was just starting out so it was in an inchoate state of organisation’.”

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