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Quicksilver


Quicksilver

Quicksilver, commonly known as mercury and represented in the periodic table with the symbol Hg, is a chemical element with an atomic number of 80. A heavy, silvery, transition metal, mercury is the only elemental metal that is liquid at room temperature. It is used in thermometers, barometers, and other scientific apparatuses. Due to the toxicity of the element, however, the use of mercury in thermometers has been largely phased out in the interests of health and safety. What has replaced it? More… Discuss

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WORD: MALLEABLE


malleable 

Definition: (adjective) Capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.
Synonyms: tractileductileplianttensile
Usage: I am not very handy with a chisel, so when I sculpt, I prefer to use malleable materials that I can bend and shape as I please.Discuss.

 

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