ag-, agen-, act-, agi-, agit-

(Latin: to set in motion, to hurry, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)

inactivate (verb), inactivates, inactivated, inactivating
To release from military service or to remove from the active list of a military service: Mark's leg injury was so severe that his superior officer was forced to inactivate him.
incogitability (s) (noun) (no pl)
The character of being unthinkable; the incapability of being thought: The tragic accident of Jenifer's mother produced an incogitability and powerlessness for Jenifer even to envisage and turn it over in her mind.
Lacking thought.
1. Want of thought or reflection; thoughtlessness, heedlessness, negligence; inadvertence.
2. Lacking the faculty of thought.
incogitant (adjective), more incogitant, most incogitant
1. Thoughtless; unthinking; characterized by want of thought; inconsiderate: It was very incognisant of Jane to throw the chewing gum wrappings out of the car window and therefore pollute the environment.
2. Referring to a person who does not posses the mental ability of thinking or acting: Since little Timmy was only 2 years old, his incognisant behavior towards his older bother could be excused.
Not thinking what a person is doing.
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Unthinkingly, thoughtlessly, without consideration or reflection.
Not thought of; unexpected; unpremeditated.
incogitative, incogitativity
Unthinking; destitute of the thinking faculty.
1. Incapable of being corrected or amended.
2. Unable to be corrected or changed.
incorrigible (adjective), more incorrigible, most incorrigible
1. Someone who is unmanageable and unable to be corrected or changed; even when punished.
2. Incapable of being corrected or reformed; such as, an incorrigible criminal.
3. Difficult or impossible to control or to manage: "She was an incorrigible, spoiled child."
4. Impossible or very difficult to control or keep in order.
5. Etymology: from Old French incorrigible, or directly from Latin incorrigibilis, "not to be corrected"; from in-, "not" + corrigere, "to correct".
A reference to being incapable of doing the right thing.
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Relating to being unmanageable or unruly beyond reform or correction.
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