Thursday, December 17, 2009

Word Rouse: Docile

A second word that was questioned at my critique group this week was Docile. Turns out that I used this word improperly. I thought it meant to be down, depressed, or passive. Docile is listed as a synonym opinion for passive, but it just goes to show that a thesaurus doesn't always give you the right word with the meaning that you intend to give.

Docile, an adjective, means to yield to control or readily accept instruction.

This is why critique groups are so awesome! You might think that you know what you're doing, only to be shown that you're understanding of vocabulary may be off . . . just a little bit. Thanks guys!

After looking around some more, I think Weary will replace the word nicely. See you next week for more Word Rouse!

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