It's not often I stumble across a word that I'm not familiar with. But here's one I read in an article today: inchoate (n-kot) adjective 1. In an initial or early stage; incipient. 2. Imperfectly formed or developed: a vague, inchoate idea. Excerpted from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition 1996 by Houghton Mifflin Company.