thin or thick

pliable
(adj)
PLY-ǝ-bǝl
Meaning

1. flexible

1st Sample Sentence

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.

2nd Meaning

2. adaptable

2nd Sample Sentence

2. She's a very pliable kind of person, being able to easily adapt herself to changing situations.

Root

plicare (to lay, fold, twist) (Latin)

Synonyms

malleable, pliable

Mnemonics

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

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