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

  Amenable \A*me"na*ble\, a. [F. amener to lead; ? (L. ad) = mener
     to lead, fr. L. minare to drive animals (properly by
     threatening cries), in LL. to lead; L. minari, to threaten,
     minae threats. See Menace.]
     1. (Old Law) Easy to be led; governable, as a woman by her
        husband. [Obs.] --Jacob.
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     2. Liable to be brought to account or punishment; answerable;
        responsible; accountable; as, amenable to law.
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              Nor is man too diminutive . . . to be amenable to
              the divine government.                --I. Taylor.
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     3. Liable to punishment, a charge, a claim, etc.
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     4. Willing to yield or submit; responsive; tractable.
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              Sterling . . . always was amenable enough to
              counsel.                              --Carlyle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  amenable
      adj 1: disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to
             persuasion" [syn: amenable, conformable]
      2: readily reacting to suggestions and influences; "a responsive
         student" [syn: amenable, tractable]
      3: open to being acted upon in a certain way; "an amenable
         hospitalization should not result in untimely death"; "the
         tumor was not amenable to surgical treatment"
      4: liable to answer to a higher authority; "the president is
         amenable to the constitutional court"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "amenable":
     accessible, accommodating, accountable, acquiescent, adaptable,
     adapting, adaptive, adjusting, advance, agreeable, alacritous,
     ameliorate, amend, answerable, ardent, better, biddable,
     chargeable, compliant, consenting, content, cooperative, dependent,
     disposed, docile, eager, elevate, emend, enthusiastic, fain,
     favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined, forward, game,
     help, humble, impressionable, in the mind, in the mood, inclined,
     influenceable, liable, lift, malleable, meek, meliorate, mend,
     minded, movable, obedient, open, open-minded, passive, persuadable,
     persuasible, pervious, plastic, pliable, pliant, predisposed,
     promote, prompt, prone, quick, raise, ready, ready and willing,
     receptive, reconciled, rectify, repair, resigned, responsible,
     responsible for, responsive, right, suasible, subdued, subject,
     submissive, subordinate, suggestible, susceptible, swayable, tame,
     to blame, tractable, uncomplaining, unresisting, weak,
     well-disposed, well-inclined, willed, willing, willinghearted,
     zealous
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  AMENABLE. Responsible; subject to answer in a court of justice liable to
  punishment.
  
  

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