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 for Docile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Docile \Doc"ile\, a. [L. docilis,fr. docere to teach; cf. Gr. ?,
     and L. discere to learn, Gr. ? learned, ? knowing: cf. F.
     docile. Cf. Doctor, Didactic, Disciple.]
     1. Teachable; easy to teach; docible. [Obs.]
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     2. Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a
        docile child.
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              The elephant is at once docible and docile. -- C. J.
                                                    Smith.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  docile
      adj 1: willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed;
             "the docile masses of an enslaved nation" [ant:
             obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate]
      2: ready and willing to be taught; "docile pupils eager for
         instruction"; "teachable youngsters" [syn: docile,
         teachable]
      3: easily handled or managed; "a gentle old horse, docile and
         obedient" [syn: docile, gentle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "docile":
     acquiescent, adaptable, agreeable, alacritous, amenable, apt,
     ardent, biddable, bright, clever, compliant, consenting, content,
     cooperative, disposed, ductile, eager, educable, enthusiastic,
     facile, fain, favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined,
     flexible, formable, forward, game, impressionable, in the mind,
     in the mood, inclined, instructable, intelligent, malleable,
     minded, moldable, motivated, plastic, pliable, pliant, predisposed,
     prompt, prone, quick, ready, ready and willing, receptive,
     responsive, ripe for instruction, schoolable, susceptible,
     teachable, thirsty for knowledge, tractable, trainable,
     well-disposed, well-inclined, willed, willing, willinghearted,
     yielding, zealous
  
  

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