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passable

adjective (OKAY)    /ˈpɑː.sə.bl̩/ US  /ˈpæs.ə-/
satisfactory but not excellent: Mary can speak passable Russian.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
(Definition of passable adjective (OKAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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