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
Tango describes a SIMPLE Japanese word (note the 単 kanji) , whether the word is hiragana OR a single kanji . 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.