unreconcilable


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unreconcilable

(ˌʌnrɛkənˈsaɪləbəl)
adj
1. not able to be reconciled; irreconcilable
2. not able to be reconciled or made consistent with something
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Adj.1.unreconcilable - impossible to reconcileunreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; "irreconcilable differences"
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By zeroing in on details discarded from the prosecution's assembled narrative of events, Malcolm reveals "the unreconcilable gap between an acceptable master narrative--the version that everyone must agree on in order to keep moving forward--and the specific qualities of what actually happens" (2011, 4).
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