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1‘the taboo against healing on the sabbath’
prohibition, proscription, veto, interdiction, interdict, ban, restriction, boycott, non-acceptance, anathema
1‘drinking, smoking, and gambling in his father's house were all taboo’
forbidden, prohibited, banned, proscribed, vetoed, ruled out, interdicted, outlawed, not permitted, not allowed, illegal, illicit, unlawful, impermissible, not acceptable, restricted, frowned on, beyond the pale, off limits, out of bounds
unmentionable, unspeakable, unutterable, ineffable, censored
rude, impolite, indecorous, dirty
informal no go
rare non licet
permitted, acceptable, encouraged
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