1. These glasses are made of a pliable new kind of metal, so that if you should accidentally sit or step on them, they would resume their original shape.
2. She's a very pliable kind of person, being able to easily adapt herself to changing situations.
plicare (to lay, fold, twist) (Latin)
PLIER is a tool which is used for bending and twisting materials without breaking them. Therefore, PLIER operates on materials which are PLIABLE. pliable means liable to change pliable sounds like applyable which can be applied anywhere that means flexible, adaptable