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 for inarticulate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inarticulate \In`ar*tic"u*late\, a. [L. inarticulatus; pref. in-
     not + articulatus articulate.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Not uttered with articulation or intelligible
        distinctness, as speech or words.
        [1913 Webster]
              Music which is inarticulate poesy.    --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Zool.)
        (a) Not jointed or articulated; having no distinct body
            segments; as, an inarticulate worm.
        (b) Without a hinge; -- said of an order ({Inarticulata
            or Ecardines) of brachiopods.
            [1913 Webster]
     3. Incapable of articulating. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
              The poor earl, who is inarticulate with palsy.
     4. Incapable of expressing one's ideas or feelings clearly.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: without or deprived of the use of speech or words;
             "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate
             and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with
             rage"; "an inarticulate cry" [syn: inarticulate,
             unarticulate] [ant: articulate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  102 Moby Thesaurus words for "inarticulate":
     Greek to one, ambiguous, anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, bashful,
     beyond understanding, blurred, breathless, breathy, choked,
     choking, confused, conscious, coy, croaking, demure, digressive,
     discursive, disjointed, drawling, drawly, dumb, dumbfounded,
     dumbstricken, dumbstruck, dysphonic, faltering, garbled, guttural,
     halting, harsh, hawking, hesitating, hoarse, illogical,
     impenetrable, implicit, implied, incognizable, incoherent,
     incomprehensible, indistinct, inferred, inscrutable, irrational,
     jumbled, lisping, maundering, mispronounced, mixed-up, mousy,
     muddled, muffled, mum, mumbled, mumbling, mute, muzzy, nasal,
     numinous, past comprehension, quavering, rambling, scrambled,
     self-conscious, shaking, shaky, shamefaced, shamefast, shy, silent,
     skittish, snuffling, speechless, stammering, stifled, strangled,
     stricken dumb, thick, throaty, timid, timorous, tongue-tied,
     tongueless, tremulous, twangy, unclear, unconnected, undeclared,
     unexpressed, unfathomable, unintelligible, unknowable, unsaid,
     unsearchable, unspoken, unuttered, velar, voiceless, wild,

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