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{adj: admittable, admittible} deserving to be allowed to enter

{adj: allowable} deserving to be allowed or considered

{adj: eligible} qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
"eligible to run for office"
"eligible for retirement benefits"
"an eligible bachelor"
<-> ineligible


{adv: tamely} in a tame manner
"the labour movement allowed itself to be run out of power tamely"

{n: Douglas, Stephen A. Douglas, Stephen Arnold Douglas, Little Giant} United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)

{n: Jonah} (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land

{n: anonymous ftp, anonymous file transfer protocol} a common way to make software available; users are allowed to log in as `guest' without a password and copy whatever has been made available

{n: exemption} a deduction allowed to a taxpayer because of his status (having certain dependents or being blind or being over 65 etc.)
"additional exemptions are allowed for each dependent"

{n: living will} a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that they should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness
"after he discovered he had AIDS he drew up a living will"

{n: midnight} 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night
"young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"

{n: price floor} floor below which prices are not allowed to fall
"the government used price supports to maintain the price floor"

{n: strappado, strapado} a form of torture in which the hands are tied behind a person's back and they are lifted off the ground by a rope tied to their wrists, then allowed to drop until their fall is checked with a jerk by the rope

{n: virus} a harmful or corrupting agency
"bigotry is a virus that must not be allowed to spread"
"the virus of jealousy is latent in everyone"

{n: wage floor} floor below which wages are not allowed to fall

{v: breathe} reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked
"This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"

{v: regurgitate} feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food
"many birds feed their young by regurgiating what they have swallowed and carried to the nest"

{v: sallow} cause to become sallow
"The illness has sallowed her face"

{v: stultify} prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence
"nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself"


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