From the Word Wizard Club...
February 20, 2012

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burst

Which Means:

To fly apart suddenly into pieces.

As In:

Image The bull burst the balloon with one of his horns.

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The past tense of 'burst' can be 'burst' or 'bursted'.

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jolly

Which Means:

In a good mood, cheerful and merry.

As In:

Image This business man is a jolly guy, going to work every day with a smile on his face.

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The two Ls in 'jolly' should curve into a smile!

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fuel

Which Means:

Something that can be used to make a fire, like coal, wood, or oil.

As In:

Image Gasoline is one type of fuel.

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It takes a UE to fuel 'fuel'.

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symbol

Which Means:

A sign or image that stands for something.

As In:

Image The lion is often a symbol of courage.

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BOL spells the last syllable of 'symbol'.

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soot

Which Means:

The black substance left behind by smoke.

As In:

Image The chimney cleaner was covered in soot.

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The black rings of the Os are the soot around eyes, like a raccoon's.

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butcher

Which Means:

A person who carves meat and sells it to customers.

As In:

Image The butcher was butchering and cutting up the chicken.

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A T comes before the CH in 'butcher'.

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office

Which Means:

A place where the business of an organization is done.

As In:

Image Some people like to work late at the office.

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Two Fs belong in 'office'.

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sauce

Which Means:

A liquid food made with spices and other appetizing ingredients that is eaten as a dressing for meat, fish, or other foods.

As In:

Image This pasta dish is served with tomato sauce.

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The AW sound in 'sauce' is spelled AU.

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therefore

Which Means:

Consequently, as a result of something else.

As In:

Image Suddenly it had started to rain; therefore, the driver slowed down.

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There is an E at the end of 'therefore'.

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fern

Which Means:

A flowerless, stemless, and seedless plant with fronds that grow straight out of the ground in shady, wet locations.

As In:

Image A fern grows in the forest near the girl's house.

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The curve of the F in 'fern' are the leaves or fronds of the plant.

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