musicologist

music-o-logist

n.音樂理論家 [the scholarly or scientific study of music, as in historical research, musical theory, or the physical nature of sound.]

ps. 研究音樂的歷史、音學理論、或是聲音的物理性質

 

 

 

musket

n.毛瑟槍,滑膛槍 [A smoothbore shoulder gun used from the late 16th through the 18th century. ]

daguerreotype:photograph=musket:firearm
早期銀板相片是老相片=毛瑟槍是老槍炮

 

 

 

 

muster

v.召集(士兵等) [to assemble (troops, a ship's crew, etc.), as for battle, display, inspection, orders, or discharge. ]

v.集合;聚集 [To cause to come together; gather]

ex. B ring all the volunteers you can muster.

 

聯想: must + er --> must be h er e

字源:跟monstr "show" 有關

 

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must       必須

muster    v.招集

musty   adj.發霉的

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mutate

mut(change)-ate

v.變化 [to change; alter.]

v.產生突變 [undergo mutation. ]

ps. If an animal or plant mutates, or something mutates it, it develops different characteristics as the result of a change in its genes.

ex. the fish mutated into a new form by pollution

ex. a genetic mutation

 

ps. commute

 

 

mutiny

n.反叛 [rebellion against constituted authority, esp. by sailors against their officers . ]

ps. 特別指艦艇上官兵

v.參加叛亂

 

 

聯想: 把mutinty的 mut 想成是 change就很好去記了 (實際上的字源跟move有關)

 

 

mutineer

mutiny-eer

n.叛亂者 [a person who mutinies.]

 

 

 

 

mutter

v.低聲嘀咕 [to utter words indistinctly or in a low tone, often as if talking to oneself; murmur. ]

v.抱怨 [to complain murmuringly; grumble]

ex. to mutter about the new boss.

 

音:「 mutter 馬的」,他正在發出低聲嘀咕

c.f

mutter 跟 murmur 是相等的,都有概念抱怨,而且是低聲碎碎的那種。

mumble 是指幾乎閉著嘴巴說話而且很小聲(但沒有特指抱怨),另外還有指像是因為沒有牙齒,嚼東西不能很有效率。

 

 

 

 

 

mute

adj.靜音的 [Refraining from producing speech or vocal sound.]

adj.啞的,不會說話的 [Unable to speak]

...不要用這個字,會具有攻擊性...用unable to speak就好了

ex. The child has been mute since birth.

n. [One who is incapable of speech.]

v.消除(聲音),減輕(聲音)

ex. to mute a musical instrument
減低樂器的聲音

ex. to mute your cell phone.

 

題外:樂團 Mute Math --Spotlight (Twilight Mix)

 

 

 

 

muted

adj. 無言的;無聲的;(聲音等)變小的 [of low intensity and reduced volume; softened]

ex. She spoke in muted tones.

 

muted:color=muffled:sound
顏色柔和的=聲音變柔的

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

myopia

my(to close the eyes)-op(eye)-ia(病)

n.近視 [A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness . Also called short sight .]

 

聯想:我op了呀 ... 一定是我近視沒看到別人已經po過了

字源: Greek muōpiā, from muōps, muōp -, nearsighted : mūein, to close the eyes + ōps , eye

 

ps. optic  a.眼的;視力的 n.光學

 

 

 

 

 

 

myriad

adj.無數的,大量的 [of an indefinitely great number; innumerable ]

ex. the myriad stars of a summer night.

n.無數,大量 [a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things. ]

ex. Myriads of mosquitoes from the swamp invaded our village every twilight.
每天黃昏無數蚊蟲從沼澤地飛來侵襲我們的村子。

 

聯想:myriad~~m an y + ad ...收到無數多的admission! 恭喜

字源:from Gk. myrias (gen. myriados) "ten thousand,...古早,一萬是個非常大的數字

 

 

 

 

 

mystic

adj.神祕的 [Of or relating to religious mysteries or occult rites and practices.]

adj.神祕主義的 [Of or relating to mystic-ism]

ps.簡單的說,你可以想成"通靈",神秘主義用冥想、禱告等等的方式跟神靈溝通、或者與神靈融為一體,超游於物外...ex.像是宣稱自己可以看到上帝。

n. 神祕主義者

 

 

myst-ic  
myst-ery n.神祕的事物
myth n.神話

 

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