Willing or ready to answer, serve, agree, yield, or act; agreeable, tractable; legally responsible or answerable, as in She was amenable for her husband’s debt.
Despite the document's adoption, however, it was clear that the most contentious issue of the talks—setting hard emissions caps for individual countries—would simply be pushed into the future in anticipation of the election of a new U.S. president who might be more amenable to restrictions.
—Alan Zarembo and Thomas H. Maugh II “After-Hours Deal at Climate Talks” Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2007
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