3. incapable of a. unable to, cannot, can't; unqualified for, disqualified for, lacking the ability to, lacking the skill or know-how to, not knowing how to.
b. not open to, not admitting, resistant, ill-disposed, impervious; not susceptible, not disposed, not likely, not inclined, not liable, not prone.
incapacitate, v. 1. disable, debilitate, unfit, indispose, inactivate, deactivate; neutralize, disarm, demilitarize; devitalize, enfeeble, extenuate, weaken, enervate, exhaust; cripple, paralyze, lame, maim, hamstring, Inf. hogtie; prostrate, cramp, hock; impair, mar, ruin, damage, break; undermine, sabotage, wreck; emasculate, unman, effeminize, geld, castrate, neuter, spay, caponize, sterilize, vasectomize.
2. disqualify, invalidate, disenable, disentitle; clip the wings of, tie the hands of, take the wind out of one's sails, draw the teeth of, break the back of, put a spoke in one's wheel; put out of action, put out of commission, put out of gear, SI. put out of whack, take out of action, Inf. sideline, lay up, hospitalize.
incapacity, n. 1. incapability, inability, unfitness, incompetence; inaptitude, unaptness, ineptitude, unqualification, unproficiency, inadequacy; disability, infirmity, handicap, decrepitude, senility, weakness, feebleness; exhaustion, enervation, enfeeblement, prostration, helplessness; impotence, impuissance, powerlessness, forcelessness; disqualification, disenable-ment, invalidation.
2. unintelligence, brainlessness, witlessness, ig norance; stupidity, mental deficiency, idiocy, imbecility, half-wittedness.
incarcerate, v. 1. imprison, embar, confine, jail, impound, intern, hold captive, Si. jug; lock up, bolt in, clap up, put under lock and key, Archaic, engaol.
2. enclose, hem in, hedge in, keep in, shut in; corral, pen in, rail in, fence in; coop up, immure, cage, encage, cloister; wall in, box up, mew up, shut away; constrict, restrict, trammel, check; constrain, restrain, bind, tie.
incarnate, adj. 1. embodied, corporal, corporeal, bodily, fleshly, carnal, somatic, physical; earthly, material, substantial, tangible, palpable; concrete, real, true, actual.
2. personified, typified; signifying, symbolic, representative, emblematic; manifested, made manifest, revealed, demonstrated.
3. flesh-colored, incarnadine, pale pink; crimson, red. - v. 4. concretize, substantialize, substantiate, reify, actualize, embody, incorporate, corporealize, materialize.
5. typify, personify, represent, signify, symbolize.
incarnation, n. 1. materiality, corporeality, sub stantiality, physicalness, bodiliness, concreteness, flesh and blood; earthiness, fleshliness, tangibility, palpability, actuality, realness.
2. embodiment, avatar, corporealization, materiali zation, substantiation, personification, concretization, reification.
incautious, adj. 1. unwary, unwatchful, unvigi-lant, unalert; off guard, unguarded, Inf. asleep on the job, Inf. not on the job, Inf. asleep at the switch or wheel, distracted; unmindful, thoughtless, unthinking, unthoughtful, inattentive, inadvertent, nonobservant, disregardful.
2. unwise, imprudent, injudicious, indiscreet, im provident; uncircumspect, careless, heedless, unheeding; impetuous, impulsive, hasty, over-hasty; rash, hotheaded, brash, foolhardy, headlong, precipitate, breakneck; reckless, harebrained, madcap, temerarious, wild.
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.