inept - Dictionary definition and meaning for word inept
IN (not) + EPT (like apt ; which means suitable) = not suitable
In(not)+APE+TEA.............so ape(monkey)+doesn't have skill to drink tea so he is unskilled
opposite to adept ( means very expert and skillful) and inept is the opposite
in(no) + ept (aptitude) to learn Barrons means you are not SKILLED.
adept means expert at...inept means not expert at i.e lacking skill
inept = i + ne + pt; ne always means north east where ppls are always clumsy.