Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Word of the Day

imponderable \im-PON-der-uh-buhl\,
1. A thing that cannot be precisely determined or measured.
1. Not ponderable; that cannot be precisely determined, measured, or evaluated.

Of course he had always been a huge imponderable, if not to say the biggest challenge of her admittedly young life. -- Lindsay Armstrong, "The Constantin Marriage"

Of course there's always the imponderable, the unpredictable which can't be foreseen... -- Leonardo Sciascia, Peter Robb and Sacha Rabinovitch, "The Moro Affair "

Imponderable comes directly from the Medieval Latin word imponderābilis which had the same meaning. Word of the Day