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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fac·ile /ˈfæsəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fac·ile a.
 1. Easy to be done or performed: not difficult; performable or attainable with little labor.
    Order . . . will render the work facile and delightful.   --Evelyn.
 2. Easy to be surmounted or removed; easily conquerable; readily mastered.
    The facile gates of hell too slightly barred.   --Milton.
 3. Easy of access or converse; mild; courteous; not haughty, austere, or distant; affable; complaisant.
    I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet.   --B. Jonson.
 4. Easily persuaded to good or bad; yielding; ductile to a fault; pliant; flexible.
 Since Adam, and his facile consort Eve,
 Lost Paradise, deceived by me.   --Milton.
    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.
 5. Ready; quick; expert; as, he is facile in expedients; he wields a facile pen.
 -- Fac*ile*ly, adv. -- Fac*ile*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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; "her easy grace"; "a
         facile hand" [syn: easy]
      3: expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to
         dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech" [syn: eloquent,
          fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken]