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passable

(of a proposed law) able to be ratified or enacted
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But the most important thing was that when reborn as the Turismo, this design was visually rehabilitated into the kind of car you'd simply think was large, practical and maybe even passably smart.
The author assumes that readers are at least passably knowledgeable in technology, which means the title may not be as easily understood by complete tech novices.
It's a film littered with passably amusing industry in-jokes designed to appeal only to middle-aged failures - which may explain why critics are so in love with it.
In my head I reasoned that I am moderately intelligent, I'm quite good at solving puzzles and, as I lived on my own for a short while after leaving home, I think I'm passably handy.
While radar sees fine in the dark and optical cameras work passably well as close distance after dark, automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz are championing infrared night vision systems that produce an infrared view of the road ahead mapped to heat emitted by objects.
they're passably making a profit in lubricants and chemicals.
I doubt it was new in 1923, when Aldous Huxley wrote: "It is far easier to write ten passably effective sonnets.
A passably performing product has to positively impact installation, operations, and maintenance.
Other narrative strategies suggest a desire on Flaubert's part to cause readers "discomfort" (132) or to keep them at a distance: a blurring of the boundary between narration and description, main characters lacking in psychological traits that would make them "even passably 'real'" (123), a "hyperbolic mode of description" and concomitant impression of monotony and immobility (134), not to mention a seemingly relentless outpouring of violence-, cruelty-, and horror-laden scenes which serve to "subject the reader to [Flaubert's] will even to the extent of shocking or disgusting or otherwise disconcerting him or her with his words" (140).
Channelling her inner flower power, she totally ignored the usual red carpet gown etiquette in favour of lace trousers and a passably pretty floral top.
Young Colin had shaped up passably well as a squire, restrained from the worst excesses of family partisanship by the cool charm of d'Arblay.
Apart from running passably in a handicap at Ffos Las on his final outing, Open Day did little to set pulses racing the following season, but O'Neill and JP McManus have persevered with a horse young enough to have time on his side.