III. WORDS RELATING TO MATTER

II. INORGANIC MATTER

1. Solid Matter

Softness.

[Antonyms: hardness.]

[Nouns] softness, pliableness; flexibility; pliancy, pliability; sequacity, malleability; ductility, tractility; extendibility, extensibility; plasticity; inelasticity, flaccidity, laxity.

clay, wax, butter, dough, pudding; alumina, argil; cushion, pillow, feather bed, down, padding, wadding.

mollification; softening.

[Verbs] render soft; soften, mollify, mellow, relax, temper; mash, knead, squash.

bend, yield, relent, relax, give.

[Adjectives] soft, tender, supple; pliant, pliable; flexible, flexile; lithe, lithesome; lissom, limber, plastic; ductile; tractile, tractable; malleable, extensiole, sequacious, inelastic; aluminous; remollient.

yielding; flabby, limp, flimsy.

doughy, spongy.

flaccid, flocculent, downy; oedematous, medullary, argillaceous, mellow.

soft as butter, soft as down, soft as silk; yielding as wax, tender as chicken.

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