SAT vocabulary: malleable

A bent spoon illustrates the challenge vocabulary word "malleable"
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What does malleable mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word malleable

First, before you read about the word malleable, try this quick vocab quiz:

malleable most nearly means

(A) unstable
(B) happy
(C) praiseworthy
(D) manipulable
(E) tender

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Now let’s learn about the word malleable.

Part of Speech of malleable

malleable is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation malleable

Here’s how to pronounce malleable:

IPA: /ˈmæl.i.ə.bəl/

Glossary-style: [MAHL-ee-uh-buhl]

Definition of malleable

malleable means: able to be shaped or formed. able to adapt to changes. easily controlled or influenced.

Explain more about malleable, please

When I think of malleable, I think of soft metals, such as gold, lead, or even aluminum. But malleable can refer to pretty much anything that is flexible or bendable, either literally or metaphorically. So a malleable person would be someone who can easily fit in or adapt to different situations.

Example of malleable

Here’s the word malleable used in a sentence:

Gold and lead are common examples of malleable metals; gold, for example, is so soft that you can dent it with your fingernail.

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