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1‘it's not possible to check the accuracy of the figures’
feasible, able to be done, practicable, viable, within the bounds of possibility, within the realms of possibility, attainable, achievable, realizable, within reach, workable, manageable
informal on, doable
2‘there was another possible reason for his disappearance’
conceivable, plausible, imaginable, thinkable, believable, likely, potential, probable, credible, tenable, odds-on
informal on the cards
3‘he was a possible future leader of the party’
potential, prospective, likely, probable, could-be, would-be, aspiring
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.