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 for inability
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inability \In`a*bil"i*ty\, n. [Pref. in- not + ability: cf. F.
     inhabilet['e]. See Able, and cf. Unable.]
     The quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; lack
     of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity.
     [1913 Webster]
           It is not from an inability to discover what they ought
           to do, that men err in practice.         --Blair.
     Syn: Impotence; incapacity; incompetence; weakness;
          powerlessness; incapability. See Disability.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: lack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
           [ant: ability, power]
      2: lacking the power to perform [syn: inability, unfitness]
         [ant: ability]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "inability":
     disability, disablement, disqualification, imbecility, inadeptness,
     inadequacy, inaptitude, inaptness, inattentiveness, incapability,
     incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency,
     indexterity, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness,
     inefficiency, ineptitude, ineptness, infancy, inferiority,
     insufficiency, legal incapacity, maladjustment, maladroitness,
     mediocrity, minority, pedestrianism, rustiness, skill-lessness,
     thoughtlessness, unaptness, uncleverness, undeftness,
     undexterousness, undextrousness, unfitness, unfittedness,
     unintelligence, unproficiency, unschooledness, unskillfulness,
     untrainedness, wardship

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