mis s hapen

mis-shapen

adj.畸形的, 殘缺的 [badly shaped; deformed.]

ex. misshapen vegetables

 

ps. 不要看太快,看成mis-happen了唷

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

missile

miss(send, throw)-ile(capable)

n. 飛彈 [an object or weapon for throwing, hurling, or shooting, as a stone, bullet, or arrow.]

ex. nuclear missiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mite

n. 小蝨, 蟎

n.微小的東西

ex.I can't eat even a mite of supper.
我連一口晚飯也吃不下。

ex.也可以指小小的貢獻, ex. Turning off a standby light is a mite, but it could save the world.

mite:creature
蟲是小生物

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mitigate /mɪtəˏɡet/

mit(mild)-ig(drive)-ate

v.緩和;減輕 [to lessen in force or intensity]

ex. to mitigate your grief, and pain.

ex. to mitigate climate change.

 

mitigate:severe
緩和是使事情不再嚴重

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mitten

n.連指手套 [a hand covering enclosing the four fingers together and the thumb separately.]

ex. babies' mitten

muffler:neck=mitten:hand
圍巾帶在脖子上保暖=手套帶在手上保暖

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mnemonics /nɪ'mɑnɪks/

mnemon-ics

n. 記憶術 [the process or technique of improving or developing the memory.]

ex. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet --Roy G. Biv

 

ps. 仔細看這個字唷,m n emonics, 如果你把n拿掉就便成了memo...是不是長的跟memory越來越像了呢--字源就是這樣。

 

review

amnesia  n.記憶缺失, 健忘症

a(沒有)-mnes(memory)-ia(病)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

moan

n/v.呻吟  (長而斷斷續續聽不太清楚的哀嚎) [a prolonged, low, inarticulate sound uttered from or as if from physical or mental suffering.]

review

moan    n/v.呻吟  (長而斷斷續續聽不太清楚的哀嚎)

groan   n/v.呻吟  (簡短而強烈的哀嚎)

 

groan, moan refer to sounds indicating deep suffering.

A moan is a prolonged , more or less continuous , low , inarticulate sound indicative of suffering, either physical or mental

 

A groan is a brief , strong , deep-throated sound emitted involuntarily under pressure of pain or suffering:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

moat

n.護城河 =fosse [a deep, wide trench, usually filled with water, surrounding the rampart of a fortified place, as a town or a castle.]

 

(你也可以玩玩看,幫沙堡做護城河)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mobile

mob(mov)-ile

adj.可動的 [capable of moving or being moved readily.]

ex.mobile library

 

ps. mobile這個字在3c產業還非常常見呢! ps. Mobile01

 

 

 

 

 

 

mobility

mob(mov)-ility

n.移動性 [the quality of being mobile.]

ex. upward social mobility
社會地位的上向流動

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mock

v.譏笑( 用模仿的方式)   [to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech.]

ex. 比方說你一時口誤將「真好吃」唸成「真好噗」...然後你的朋友就開始真好噗真好噗的鬧你...這個動作就是mock

ps. 在英國,mock還可以當作模擬考(practice exam)來說唷。

 

ps. 關於 輕蔑、嘲笑系列 請review p.141

 

mock:imitate
是模仿性嘲弄

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mode

n.模式

ex. Heat is one kind of mode of motion.

n.(服飾等的)式樣, 風尚 [fashion or style in manners, dress, etc]

ex. Short skirts are the mode in her school.
短裙是她學校的流行服飾。

 

字源:mode的概念其實就是manner, rule的意思,

不同的mode有不同的manner

同時mode有含有limit的概念,在下面我們會看到mode的延伸單字諸如modest, modicum

 

 

 

 

 

 

modest

mode(limit)-est

adj.謙虛的 [having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one's merits, importance, etc.; free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.]

ex. He's got a drawer full of medals but he's too modest to wear them.
他有滿滿一抽屜的獎章,但是他很謙虛,從不戴它們。

ps. 你也可以形容一個東西的size是modest,表示是剛剛好,同理以可以用於modest rate, modest charge, 等等...

adj.端莊的[Observing conventional proprieties in speech, behavior, or dress.]

 

字源:modest跟mode是有關的,modest指mannered behavior 在行為上的limit

ps. Modest Mussorgsky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

modicum

L. modus + cum

n.少量 [a moderate or small amount ]

ex. He hasn't even a modicum of common sense

ex. I'd like to think I've had a modicum of success.

 

modicum  <> large amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

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