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

  Facile \Fac"ile\a. [L. facilis, prop., capable of being done or
     made, hence, facile, easy, fr. facere to make, do: cf. F.
     facile. Srr Fact, and cf. Faculty.]
     1. Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable
        or attainable with little labor.
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              Order . . . will render the work facile and
              delightful.                           --Evelyn.
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     2. Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable;
        readily mastered.
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              The facile gates of hell too slightly barred.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty,
        austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.
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              I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet. --B.
                                                    Jonson.
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     4. Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a
        fault; pliant; flexible.
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              Since Adam, and his facile consort Eve,
              Lost Paradise, deceived by me.        --Milton.
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              This is treating Burns like a child, a person of so
              facile a disposition as not to be trusted without a
              keeper on the king's highway.         --Prof.
                                                    Wilson.
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     5. Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he
        wields a facile pen. -- Fac"ile*ly, adv. --
        Fac"ile*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  facile
      adj 1: arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth;
             "too facile a solution for so complex a problem"
      2: performing adroitly and without effort; "a facile hand"
      3: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to
         dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn:
         eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued,
         smooth-spoken]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "facile":
     Mickey Mouse, adaptable, adroit, apt, bendable, bending, biddable,
     bright, casual, clear, clever, compliant, cursory, cushy, deft,
     dexterous, dib, docile, ductile, easy, easy as pie, educable,
     effortless, elastic, elegant, extensible, extensile, fabricable,
     fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuous, flowing, fluent, formable,
     formative, giving, glib, graceful, impressible, impressionable,
     instructable, intelligent, light, like putty, limber, lissome,
     lithe, lithesome, malleable, moldable, motivated, nothing to it,
     painless, plain, plastic, pleasing, pliable, pliant, quick, ready,
     receptive, responsive, ripe for instruction, royal, schoolable,
     sensitive, sequacious, shallow, shapable, simple, simple as ABC,
     smooth, soft, springy, straightforward, submissive, superficial,
     supple, susceptible, teachable, thirsty for knowledge, tractable,
     tractile, trainable, tripping, unburdensome, uncomplicated,
     uncritical, untroublesome, voluble, whippy, willing, willowy,
     yielding
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Facile
  
      A concurrent extension of ML from ECRC.
  
     http://ecrc.de/facile/facile_home.html)">(http://ecrc.de/facile/facile_home.html).
  
     ["Facile: A Symmetric Integration of Concurrent and Functional
     Programming", A. Giacalone et al, Intl J Parallel Prog
     18(2):121-160, Apr 1989].
  
     (1994-12-01)
  

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