From the Word Wizard Club...
January 20, 2014

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business

Which Means:

The type of job or work where a person is working, commercial or professional dealings.

As In:

Image Dad did some paperwork at home for his business while the child played near him.

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This word isn't spelled like how it sounds (bizness). Remember to spell it BUSINESS.

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result

Which Means:

The outcome, or what happens as the effect of an action.

As In:

Image The doctor looked at the result of the patient's test.

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The opposite of a result is the cause.

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useful

Which Means:

To have a function, to be handy.

As In:

Image There is a box full of useful tools!

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The suffix -FUL means that it is 'full' of whatever noun it's attached to.

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machine

Which Means:

A piece of equipment that has moving parts that transmit power to perform some useful function.

As In:

Image A typewriter is an older kind of machine that would make words on paper as the keys were struck.

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The CH in 'machine' is pronounced SH.

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farther

Which Means:

To be more away from the point you are talking about.

As In:

Image The girl had to stretch long to get the apples that were farther away.

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Farther often refers to physical distance ('far'), while 'further' tends to be additional.

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