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Postby Bailey » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:15 am

trac·ta·ble (trkt-bl)
1. Easily managed or controlled; governable.
2. Easily handled or worked; malleable.

[Latin tractbilis, from tractre, to manage, frequentative of trahere, to draw.]

tracta·bili·ty, tracta·ble·ness n.
tracta·bly adv.

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Postby Slava » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:03 pm

This is a good word that is most often used in its negative form, intractable. As in whining about a child. This positive form is not often seen.

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