adj.不足的;貧乏的 [Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.]
ex. meager cultural resources
聯想：min + eager(熱切的)
Mark is eager for improving his meager income.
n.中間, 平均 [ a quantity having a value intermediate between the values of other quantities]
adj.中間的 [ occupying a middle position or an intermediate place, as in kind, quality, degree, or time]
ex. a mean speed; a mean course; the mean annual rainfall.
adj.吝嗇的 [selfish, small-minded, stingy, or miserly] /*這兩組 from G. common*/
ex. Her husband is very mean about money.
adj.卑鄙的, 低下的 [inferior in grade, quality, or character]
v.意謂 [to intend to express or indicate]
ex. what do you mean by "over" ?
ex. The word "freedom" means many things to many people.
mean <> lavish
adj.患痲疹的 [ infected with measles]
adj.(informal)無價值的、可憐兮兮地少的 [contemptibly small, meager, or slight]
ex. They paid me a measly fifteen dollars for a day's work.
measles 痲疹 症狀是 發高燒 與 長出紅斑
v.蜿蜒 [to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course]
ex. The stream meandered through the valley.
字源：他來自一個河流的名字--Meander River，在希臘的時代是拼成 Gk maíandros,其河流以蜿蜒為有名，他是土耳其西南方的一條河流
adj.精確的 [deliberate and restrained; careful; carefully weighed or considered]
ex. measured language; measured terms.
adj.基於標準的 [ regular or uniform, as in movement]
ex. to walk with measured strides.
machine-ery n.一組機器 [an assemblage of machines ]
字根 mechan = machin
mechan-ical a.機器的 [Of or relating to machines]
adj.機器的 [relating to machines and engines ]
ex. Most mechanical devices require oil as a lubricant.
ex. the train had stopped due to a mechanical problem.
ex. Many teachers have a kind of mechanical attitude towards bad children.
mechanical <> emotional
n.修理工,技工 [a person who repairs and maintains machinery, motors, etc.: an automobile mechanic.]
n.力學 [the branch of physics that deals with the action of forces on bodies and with motion, comprised of kinetics, statics, and kinematics.]
n.機制 [A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine]
ex. the mechanism of the solar system
ex. defense mechanism (心理學)防禦機制
n.機器 [A machine or mechanical appliance.]
n.獎牌, 勛章 [A flat piece of metal stamped with a design or an inscription commemorating an event or a person, often given as an award.]
ex. a gold medal for the best swimmer.
字源：L. metallea (moneta) "metal (coin)" 原指是一種金屬硬幣，後來形成「獎牌, 勛章」的字意了。
n.勇氣、鬥志 [courage and fortitude]
ex. troops who showed their mettle in combat.
v.使苦惱 [to irritate, annoy, or provoke.]
ex. I was rather nettled by his rude questions.
v.擅自干涉 [to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly]
ex. You'd better not meddle with married women,it always leads to troubles.
聯想：med(中間) + dle
字源： L. miscere "to mix"
ps. 英國有個團體叫"Pink Floyd"...很舊了，但滿有名的，1973時他們發了一張《meddle》的專輯。
v.調停解決 [To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties]
ex.mediate a labor-management dispute.
字源：Late Latin mediāre "to be in the middle", from L. medius "middle"
intermediate [inter-medi(middle)-ate] adj.中間的
mediterranean [medi(middle)-terran-ean] n/adj.地中海
meddle v.干涉 [from mix]
muddle n.混亂狀態 [from mud n.泥漿 ]
medium aevum ←原本是這樣拼的
字源：L. aevum "age, time"
adj.中等的, 平凡的, 不好不壞的 [ of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad]
ex. His school record was mediocre.
字源：from L. mediocris "of middling height or state",= medius (middle) + ocris (jagged mountain), 原本的意思是指不高也不矮的山。
n.中等, 平凡, 不好不壞 [the state or quality of being mediocre.]
ex. The transformation of mediocrity into genius through transmutation(變質).
mediocrity <> virtuosity n.大師級的藝術