marsupial

n.【動】有袋動物

ex. 袋鼠

 

or 你可以用諧音法:馬有肚皮唷....  = marsupial

kangaroo:marsupial=squirrel:rodent
袋鼠是有袋動物=松鼠是嚙齒類動物

 

 

 

 

martial

mars-ial

adj.戰爭的 [Of, relating to, or suggestive of war.]

ps. martial art = 武術

adj.軍隊的 [of, suitable for, or associated with war or the armed forces]

ex. martial music.

martial:military

 

 

 

 

 

martyr

n.烈士, 殉道者 [a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion, cause, or principle.]

ps. 忠烈祠 Martyr's Shrine 台北 有,高雄鼓山有也唷~

ex. He died as a martyr in the cause of science.
他為科學而犧牲。

 

字源:在希臘時代Gk. mártyros 是指「witness;見證」,原本是指在法庭中保持著自己的想法,後來就被用作指"寧願死、受難也不願放棄自己信仰、理念的人"

 

 

 

 

 

marvel

n.令人驚奇的事物 [One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder]

ex. My grandfather is a marvel; he goes hunting at his age.
我祖父真了不得,一大把年紀了還去打獵。

v.對...感到驚異 [To become filled with wonder or astonishment.]

ex. We marvelled that he had learned six languages in a short time.

 

 

 

 

 

mash

v.壓碎 [ to crush]

v.把...搗成糊狀 [to reduce to a soft, pulpy mass, as by beating or pressure, esp. in the preparation of food.]

ex. to mash the bananas with a fork.

n.糊狀物 [a soft, pulpy mass]

c.f

mash v.把...搗成糊狀  n.糊狀物

mesh n. [Any of the open spaces in a net or network]

 

 

 

 

 

mask

n.面具 [a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one's identity.]

v. 掩飾, 戴面具 [To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise]

ex. He tried to mask his disappointment with a smile.
他試圖以微笑來掩飾他的失望。


(能的面具)

 

 

 

 

masquerade

masquer(=mask)-ade

n.化裝舞會 [a party, dance, or other festive gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises, and often elegant, historical, or fantastic costumes.]

 

字尾 - ade是個名詞尾,代表動作、過程,或某人的動作。出現於法文過來的字,有時候也會從西班牙過來的字中出現。

dissemble:information=masquerade:feeling

 

 

 

mason

mas(~make)-on

n.泥水匠 [ a person whose trade is building with units of various natural or artificial mineral products, as stones, bricks, cinder blocks, or tiles, usually with the use of mortar or cement as a bonding agent.]

聯想:

mason n.泥水匠

meson n.介子

A mason hardly understands what the meson means.

 

 

 

 

massacre

n.大屠殺 [the unnecessary, indiscriminate killing of a large number of human beings or animals, as in barbarous warfare or persecution or for revenge or plunder.]

ex. the massacre of millions during the war.

v .大屠殺 [ to kill unnecessarily and indiscriminately, esp. a large number of persons.]

 

聯想: mass + acre(英畝) 都跟大大的感覺有關

 

 

ps.The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974年版)

 

 

 

 

 

massive

mass-ive

adj.大而重的 [Consisting of or making up a large mass; bulky, heavy, and solid]

ex. The scale of the problem is massive.

 

 

 

mast

n.桅杆 [ Nautical . a spar(pole) or structure rising above the hull and upper portions of a ship or boat to hold sails, spars, rigging(ropes), booms(吊桿), signals, etc., at some point on the fore-and-aft line, as a foremast or mainmast.]

 

聯想:mast and master

He is a mast - making master . 他是桅杆製作大師。

 

 

 

masticate

mastic(chew)-ate

v.咀嚼 [to chew.]

ex. Don't gulp everything down without masticating.

 

lung:respire=tooth:masticate

 

ps.

mastic

n.一種樹,中文叫乳香樹 from Gk . mastíchē chewing gum

n.樹脂 [The aromatic resin of the mastic tree, used especially in varnishes, lacquers, adhesives, and condiments and as an astringent.]

 

 

 

 

mate

n.配偶 [ husband or wife; spouse.]

ps. 也可以指同夥,ex. roommate, classmate

v.使成配偶 [to join as a mate or as mates.]

 

 

 

 

materialize

material-ize  ''material = matter-ial"

v.物質化, 使體現 [ to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out]

ex. Our plans never materialized.

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