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    malleable/dense pall/damp down/the worst of/run into

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. The social science assumes that human behaviour is malleable.

    malleable = pliable, susceptible, manageable

    2. She has the malleable mind of a child.

    maleable = receptive, quick in the uptake

    3. Early this morning a dense pall of smoke hung over the warehouse while firemen continued damp down the still-smouldering debries.

    a dense pall = a dense cloud

    to damp down = to spray with water

    4. The worst of the storm is over.

    5. His name escapes me for the moment. (I cannot recall it.)

    6. “The warehouse worst affected contained a large quantity of timber and building materials” said Mr. Poel. “It seems unlikely that much of this can have escaped damage, in which case the cost is likely to run into several thousand pounds”.

    7. His income runs into thousands.

    to run into = to amount to

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: malleable/dense pall/damp down/the worst of/run into

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    1. The social science assumes that human behavior is malleable.

    malleable = pliable, susceptible, manageable Ok

    2. She has the malleable mind of a child.
    So her opinion on any subject is also malleable.
    maleable = receptive, quick in the uptake=capable of being extended or shaped by hammering or capable of being altered by outside forces. Ok
    The tensile strength of a malleable material such as steel is much greater than a brittle material like plastic.
    3. Early this morning a dense pall of smoke hung over the warehouse while firemen continued damp down the still-smoldering debris.

    a dense pall = a dense cloud Ok
    Driving was made more difficult as a dense pall of smoke descended on the entire area
    to damp down = to spray with water Ok

    4. The worst of the storm is over.
    Things look bright again as the worst of the economic crisis is over
    5. His name escapes me for the moment. (I cannot recall it.) Ok

    6. “The warehouse worst affected contained a large quantity of timber and building materials” said Mr. Poel. “It seems unlikely that much of this can have escaped damage, in which case the cost is likely to run into several thousand pounds”.Ok

    7. His income runs into thousands.

    to run into = to amount to = To meet or find by chance=To encounter=To collide with.
    The incoming train ran into another train standing at the platform

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are fine.

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