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imponderable

(ĭm-pŏn′dĕr-ă-bl) [L. in-, not, + pondus, weight]
Incapable of being weighed or measured.
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In this capacity, IMPONDERABLE can be written as 57/57 and SOFTENED as 35/53.
Buried within the imponderable bulk of that measure are "millions of dollars for controversial enforcement measures, including sobriety checkpoint roadblocks and now automobile seizures," reports The Newspaper, an online publication focusing on automobile and transportation issues.
There are too many unanswered and imponderable questions for my liking.
Thus, the case presents an imponderable question: "When a vehicle can be simultaneously used for both lodging and transportation, how can one tell which use is primary?
You see how problems can be so imponderable, and insane,
The big imponderable with Tottenham is what kind of performance we can expect from them.
At first these pictures may seem based on an absolute dualism of searing white and imponderable black.
Adding to the race's complexity is an imponderable that can't be measured in polls because voters won't admit to it.
Like his subjects, who repeatedly invoked imponderable "spiritual matter" to explain events beyond the here and now, Hazen relies repeatedly on an ethereal Baconian philosophy to explain how these enthusiasts of new religious movements "used science as an authoritative foundation for their belief systems" (4).
The question of how much risk a firm is taking appears to be an imponderable, unanswerable question that the industry has dealt with by adopting rules of thumb, such as premium-to-surplus ratios or, more recently, risk-based capital measures.
Despite all the talk about the importance of experienced managers in producing results, it's still an imponderable.
Rather, it is the synthesis he brings to his enormous subject and the accessibility he gives to topics that in others' hands frequently seem either ponderous or imponderable.