cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient

(Latin: catch, seize, take, take hold of, receive, contain, hold; caught, taken prisoner)

Don't confuse the words in this cap-, cip- unit with those in the capit-, capt-, "head; leader, chief", or "first" unit of words.

imperceptibly (adverb), more imperceptibly, most imperceptibly
Relating to something that is too small to be detected or too little to be perceived: No one noticed when Henry moved imperceptibly out the door to check if there was any mail in his box.
imperception (s) (noun), imperceptions (pl)
imperceptive (adjective), more imperceptive, most imperceptive
incapable (adjective), more incapable, most incapable
incapacitate (verb), incapacitates; incapacitated; incapacitating
incapacitation (s) (noun), incapacitations (pl)
incapacity (s) (noun), incapacities (pl)
inception (s) (noun), inceptions (pl)
inceptive (adjective), more inceptive, most inceptive
incipiency (s) (noun), incipiencies (pl)
incipient (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to something is beginning to develop: Lucy was hoping that the incipient cold she thought she was getting would disappear soon because she was taking preventive medicine when it started to take place.
2. Concerning a person growing into a specified position: Jack’s experience with young children in his past was of great value as an incipient teacher in the lower grades of elementary school.
Referring to something that is just beginning to appear or to come into existence.
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Resembling a condition which is in its initial stage or just commencing.
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incipiently (adverb), more incipiently, most incipiently
inconceivable (adjective), more inconceivable, most inconceivable
1. Something that is impossible to think about or to imagine: Brandon's inconceivable success in business was thought to be highly unlikely.
2. Descriptive of something which is so unlikely that it is difficult to believe that it exists: The earthquake was an inconceivable disaster that was impossible to image.

There are some inconceivable things that really can't happen or certainly will not happen.

A reference to something which is unbelievable or can't be imagined.
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Descriptive of a situation that is unimaginable, unbelievable, or unthinkable.
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inconceivably (adverb), more inconceivably, most inconceivably
intercept (verb), intercepts; intercepted; intercepting
1. To take, to seize, or to stop on the way.
2. To interrupt, to hinder, or to prevent; "The secret war message was intercepted and decoded, removing the element of surprise from the attack."