Word of the Week: inchoate (ĭn-KŌ-ĭt)

Definition

(Adjective) Just begun, incipient; in an initial or early stage; hence elementary, imperfect, undeveloped, immature.

In Context

“In black America, cultural conservatism takes the form of a inchoate xenophobia (e.g., against whites, Jews, and Asians), systemic sexism, and homophobia.”

Cornel West, Race Matters, 1993.