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    docile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word docile

    Definition
    (adj) willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
    Example Sentence
    • the docile masses of an enslaved nation
    Definition
    (adj) ready and willing to be taught
    Synonyms : teachable
    Example Sentence
    • docile pupils eager for instruction
    • teachable youngsters
    Definition
    (adj) easily handled or managed
    Synonyms : gentle
    Example Sentence
    • a gentle old horse, docile and obedient
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for docile

making of dosa is easy to control and many people are interested in learning to make dosa

docile (adj) = do + cile(+ently) == if sb is docile, he/she will do silently and therefore easily controllable..

DOCILE--> DOMESTIC + CHILD --> easy to control

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DOC(sounds like dog)....hence docile is submissive as dogs are always loyal and obidient....

Docile = Ductile, In 10th class we studied Gold is Ductile(Docile) and Malleable material.

DOMicile: sounds like DOMestic

DOSAile...when we say DOSA, we think of south India...the literacy in south India is very high because people are DOCILE i.e people are always ready to learn and accept new things........

DOCILE=DOCUMENT + FILE : Document and file should be kept in such a way that they are easy to control and manage....

Doc + File >>> when documents are arranged properly in a file, it can be easily handled and managed...

docile contains 'doc' as in doctor; You have to be docile (easily managed or handled) in front of your doctor.

doc( someone who follows manual or document for everything) will do whatever is explained..so he is easily manageable.

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