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questionable

Fringe medicine
adjective A euphemism referring to a method or product with one or more of the following features:
• The underlying theory/rationale contradicts accepted scientific beliefs;
• It has no proven efficacy in well-designed studies; 
• Its use involves fraud and/or deception; 
• It is marketed illegally.
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Of these, 18 were determined to be incongruous, 6 were determined to be questionably congruous, and one was frankly congruous.
For example, the US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) points to around 330,000 tonnes of motor fuels and crude oil having been imported questionably, or even illegally, in August and September 2010 alone.
The study goes on to say, "Sales training continues to represent an investment that companies retain as a 'must have' rather than a 'nice to have,' as the realization that an educated, focused sales team is tantamount to success, even during a questionably healthy economic cycle.
At Sunday's game in Ankara, Turkey saw Lebanon put up a spirited fight against its more illustrious opponents but were eventually undone by the greater quality of Argentina which is currently ranked, questionably, as the world's best side.
Certain dietary supplements commonly used by the elderly were deceptively or questionably marketed.
However, a major constraint is the consistent decline in underwriting profitability witnessed over the review period, driven by questionably high acquisition costs.
If I am ever faced with attempting a questionably safe instrument approach, I will use this crew as a role model, weigh my options calmly and fly to better conditions if necessary.
His stories are unique and offbeat, and also questionably true, as he brings a unique blend of reality and thought for a truly unique compilation.
It would be helpful, therefore, to target research efforts on these stained and questionably carious, pit-and-fissure surfaces and try to find out whether it is the materials and technique used or it is the condition of the surface and the quality of the tissue that make the retention of sealants problematic.
But giving thyroxine to the millions of Americans with questionably elevated TSH levels could put many especially older patients--at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation and reductions in bone density that can contribute to devastating fractures.
But giving thyroxine to the millions of Americans with questionably elevated TSH levels could put many--especially older patients--at an increased risk of atrial fibrillation and reductions in bone density that can lead to devastating fractures.
So, at a time when some questionably ethical news sites are stealing audience from newspapers, cuts and buyouts are the rule, and news outlets are being pounded for alleged bias and credibility problems, there still appears to be some honor among thieves .