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

  Inscrutable \In*scru"ta*ble\, a. [L. inscrutabilis : cf. F.
     inscrutable. See In- not, and Scrutiny.]
     Unsearchable; incapable of being searched into and understood
     by inquiry or study; impossible or difficult to be explained
     or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible;
     as, an inscrutable design or event.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           'T is not in man
           To yield a reason for the will of Heaven
           Which is inscrutable.                    --Beau. & Fl.
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           Waiving a question so inscrutable as this. --De
                                                    Quincey.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inscrutable
      adj 1: of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is
             written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep
             dark secret"; "the inscrutable workings of Providence";
             "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim
             origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals totally
             mystifying to visitors from other lands" [syn: cryptic,
             cryptical, deep, inscrutable, mysterious,
             mystifying]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "inscrutable":
     Greek to one, ambiguous, arcane, beyond understanding, cabalistic,
     impenetrable, inarticulate, incognizable, incoherent,
     incomprehensible, mystic, numinous, past comprehension, rambling,
     unaccountable, unconnected, unfathomable, unguessed,
     unintelligible, unknowable, unsearchable
  
  

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