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enable, unable
enable (e NAY buhl) (verb)
To make easy, possible, or practical: This device will enable the students, or furnish them with the means, to calculate the right answer very quickly.
unable (un AY buhl) (adjective)
Incapable or helpless: Despite her best intentions, she was unable to answer the questions in time.

The teacher said that she was unable to give the student a higher mark on his test. She didn't want to enable him to participate in the team without having earned the appropriate test scores.

unable (adjective); unabler, more unable; unablest, most unable
1. Lacking the necessary knowledge or skill to accomplish something: Susi was unable to carry the big and heavy box because she was not strong enough.
2. Prone to being feeble or helpless; incapacitated: Jane suddenly felt so sick that she was unable to concentrate on Mrs. Smart's lesson in school.

Old Mrs. MacIntosh had to be in a wheelchair because she was unable to walk anymore.

This entry is located in the following unit: -able (page 37)
(Greek > Latin: unable to speak, inarticulate, dumb; uttering no sound, silent, silence, still, quiet)
(Latin: not transparent nor translucent, not clear, unable to shine through; shaded, shady; dark; no luster; not clearly understood or expressed)