as in 'I was hit with a flame thrower (long story) but it MERELY gave me a TAN. '
Even though I have ten rice fields, all that is growing is merely three lousy baby firds, I mean birds.
simple or easy, but in a good way
a SIMPLE Japanese word (note the 単 kanji) : 犬 is a tango, as is a hiragana word like いや. But compound words or long-ass words are not tango.
denomination or unit (college credit, but also centimeter or pound)
the simple kind of X as opposed to the complicated kind (not rude). Also, simple-minded, mouth-breathing person (pretty rude).
The SUN rises early.
The habitat is in a TREE.
Merely has NO TREE because it is MERELY some baby birds.