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

  Tractable \Tract"a*ble\, a. [L. tractabilis, fr, tractare to
     draw violently, to handle, treat. See Treat, v. t.]
     1. Capable of being easily led, taught, or managed; docile;
        manageable; governable; as, tractable children; a
        tractable learner.
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              I shall find them tractable enough.   --Shak.
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     2. Capable of being handled; palpable; practicable; feasible;
        as, tractable measures. [Obs.] --Holder.
        [1913 Webster] --{Tract"a*ble*ness, n. -- Tract"a/bly,
        adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tractable
      adj 1: easily managed (controlled or taught or molded);
             "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an
             intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler [syn:
             tractable, manipulable] [ant: intractable]
      2: readily reacting to suggestions and influences; "a responsive
         student" [syn: amenable, tractable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "tractable":
     acquiescent, adaptable, adaptive, adjustable, agreeable,
     alacritous, amenable, ardent, bendable, bending, biddable,
     complaisant, compliant, conformable, consenting, content,
     convenient, cooperative, disposed, docile, ductile, eager,
     easygoing, elastic, enthusiastic, extensible, extensile,
     fabricable, facile, fain, favorable, favorably disposed,
     favorably inclined, feasible, fictile, flexible, flexile, flexuous,
     foolproof, formable, formative, forward, game, giving, governable,
     handleable, handy, impressible, impressionable, in the mind,
     in the mood, inclined, like putty, limber, lissome, lithe,
     lithesome, malleable, manageable, maneuverable, minded, moldable,
     obedient, other-directed, persuadable, persuasible, plastic,
     pliable, pliant, practical, predisposed, prompt, prone, quick,
     ready, ready and willing, receptive, responsive, sensitive,
     sequacious, shapable, springy, subdued, submissive, supple,
     susceptible, tame, tractile, untroublesome, well-disposed,
     well-inclined, whippy, wieldable, wieldy, willed, willing,
     willinghearted, willowy, workable, yielding, zealous
  
  

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