Submissive and stubborn

docile
(adj)
DAW-sile
Meaning

obedient; easily managed

1st Sample Sentence

Docile horses may be easy to manage, but they are generally less intelligent and spirited than rebellious ones.

Root

docere (to show, teach) (Latin)

Synonyms

amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, tractable

Antonyms

contentious, headstrong, intractable, obstinate, recalcitrant, refractory

Mnemonics

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

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