capable is on the Academic Word List.

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  1. If someone or something is capable of something, they can do it.
    This system is capable of providing food for about 400 people.
    I'm quite capable of looking after myself and I don't need you to tell me how.
  2. If someone is capable, they can do a particular thing well.
    I'm confident I can leave everything in your capable hands.
    I may be young but I can assure you I'm quite capable.

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