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Not allowed

forbidden

adjective

not allowed according to a rule, law, or custom

illegal

adjective

not allowed by the law

unconstitutional

adjective

not allowed or not legal according to the constitution (=set of official rules or principles) of a particular country or organization

unauthorized

adjective

not officially or legally allowed or approved of

unlicensed

adjective

without a licence (=an official document that allows you to do something)

no-go

adjective

impossible, not working well, or not allowed

taboo

adjective

something that is taboo is not allowed by a particular religion or culture

out of bounds

if a subject is out of bounds, you are not allowed to talk about it, know about it etc

in contravention of something

in a way that is not allowed by a rule, law, or agreement

forbidden

adjective

a forbidden place is one that most people are not allowed to enter

mom jeans

a style of loose-fitting jeans with a high waist, often considered unfashionable

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endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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