mimic

v.模仿 [to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.]

ps.就像有學小孩玩學人講話的遊戲一樣,他們模仿,但是卻是用種好笑的方式。

adj.模仿的 [imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale: a mimic battle.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

minaret

n. 清真寺的尖塔 [a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque(清真寺), surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from which the muezzin(報告禱告時刻的人) calls the people to prayer.]

ps. minaret是尖尖高高的塔,屬於mosque的一部分, 伊斯蘭教的人會在minaret中禱告

更正!:感謝板友carnival提供:「minaret是叫拜者透過廣播或是其他方式吟唱頌詞提醒來禮拜的地方,而非禮拜進行的地方」

spire:church=minaret:mosque
塔尖在教堂上=尖塔在清真寺上

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

minatory

mina(=menace)-tory

adj.威脅的 [menacing; threatening.]

ex. minatory gestures

 

字源:minatory 與 menace(p.308) 都是同個來源的, L. mina(ri)

 

 

 

 

 

mince

v.切碎 [to cut or chop into very small pieces.]

ex. I'll buy lean meat and mince it myself.

n.絞肉 [Finely chopped food, especially mincemeat. ]

n.以小步子走(矯揉造作地) [to walk or move with short, affectedly dainty steps.]

ex. They minced, in beach costumes and make-up.


字源:mince跟小有關唷,原本的意思是「make into small pieces」,其實他就是從 L. minutus 來的,跟minute同源:

stride:mince

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mingle

v.使混合 [to become mixed]

v. [To join or take part with others]

ps. 比方說你在舞會中,到處移動與與聊天,這動作也可以稱為「mingle」

 

字源:from mix

reveiw p.300

mangle v.嚴重損傷

音: mangle -- 面勾到了...血肉模糊

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

miniature

mini(small)-ature

n.微型畫;小畫像 [a representation or image of something on a small or reduced scale.]

adj.纖小的 [=small; being on a small or greatly reduced scale.]

 

字源:原本是指在手稿上的小繪圖

 

 

 

 

 

 

minimize

minim um -ize

v.最小化 [to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.]

ex. to minimize the losses.

 

字構:minimum(最小量)+ize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

minion

n.奴才 [An obsequious follower or dependent; a sycophant.]

ps. minion是指一種人,是一種非常奉承的人,非常依賴別人的人。也有人翻成小嘍嘍。

 

聯想:min+ion 小小的人

minion:dependent=groveler:petitioner
奴才是過分依賴者=乞求者是過分請求者

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

minnow

n.鯉科淡水小魚(常用作釣餌) [a small, European cyprinoid fish]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mint

n.【植】 薄荷 [any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves and small, whorled flowers, as the spearmint and peppermint.]

n. 造幣廠 [a place where coins, paper currency, special medals, etc., are produced under government authority.]

 

ps.mint有兩個不同的字源,所以才可以既當薄荷,又可當造幣廠。

mint:coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

minuet

minu(small)-et(small)

n. 小步舞(曲) [A slow, stately pattern dance in 3/4 time for groups of couples, originating in 17th-century France.]

ps. 高雅的男女對舞,起源於法國民間舞蹈,風行於17至18世紀的歐洲宮廷舞廳。舞者通常跟隨3/4節拍的音樂用緩慢的小步表演多種精心設計的花樣與隊形,其中組合了程序化的鞠躬和屈膝禮動作。這種18世紀最流行的貴族舞蹈在1789年法國大革命之後不再流行。

 

ps.陳綺貞 有一首歌叫 小步舞曲

 

 

 

 

 

 

minuscule

minu-scule

adj.很小的 [very small.]

ex. a minuscule kitchen

n. 小寫字體

比方說a 是A的minuscule, 也可以稱lower case

n.= New Roman cursive (一種草寫體)[A small cursive script developed from uncial(安色爾字體) between the seventh and ninth centuries and used in medieval manuscripts.]

 

minuscule:letter
小寫字母是一種字母

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

minute

[ 'mɪnɪt ]

n.1分鐘

n.會議記錄 [An official record of the proceedings of a meeting.]

ps.紀錄下每一分鐘meeting的內容

[ maɪ'n jut ]

adj.微小的

 

agenda:minutes
會議記錄記錄會議議程

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

minutia

minut e (small)+ia

n.細節 [A small or trivial detail]

ps.常用複數型minutia e ,指的是微不足道的細節。比方說,在思考下午五點一分五十秒出門,還是下午五點一分四十九秒出門比較好,就是一種minutiae.

ex. t he minutiae of experimental and mathematical procedure

 

minutia:details=quibbles:objections

 

 

 

 

 

 

miracle

mir( to wonder at )-acle

n.奇蹟 [an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.]

ex. Nothing but a miracle can save her life.
只有奇蹟才能挽救她的生命

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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