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inexplicable

adjective  /ˌɪn·ɪkˈsplɪk·ə·bəl, ɪˈnek·splɪ·kə-/ us  
that cannot be explained or understood: an inexplicable accident
inexplicably
adverb  /ˌɪn·ɪkˈsplɪk·ə·bli, ɪˈnek·splɪ·kə-/ us  
He inexplicably started to sing.
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