Yes, you read that right. The articles are from the Entertainment section!
Who says that SAT/ACT vocabulary words can only be used with serious topics?
1. The Scary, Misunderstood Power of a 'Teen Mom' Star's Album
The Atlantic, 9/12/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 85
That's right! Farrah Abraham can teach you SAT/ACT vocabulary. Okay, not exactly. But this article certainly can. Do you know abrasive, galvanize, idiom, impenetrable, inchoate, or vicissitude? If not, check out this article!
2. 'The Master' Fails to Make Us Believers
The Atlantic, 9/13/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 86
Are you a movie buff? Then check out this critical review of Philip Seymour Hoffman's latest release, The Master, out in theaters right now. Some words that you'll learn include: acolyte, benevolent, charlatan, histrionic, megalomania, and untenable.
3. Abortion, Fame, and 'Bad': Listening to Michael Jackson's Unreleased Demos
The Atlantic, 9/11/2012
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 53
Are you a Michael Jackson fan? Who isn't?! Read about the music icon while picking up a few SAT/ACT words along the way - for example: infectious, bequest, languid, lament, melancholy, dogmatic, and refuge.
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