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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #7

Vanity Fair articles are perfect for the Daily SAT-ACT Reader because they're short, entertaining, and full of vocabulary words!

1. Despite Promises Made to Concerned Family Members, Movie Characters Refuse to Quit Smoking
Vanity Fair, 9/27/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

Vanity Fair: Despite Promises Made to Concerned Family Members, Movie Characters Refuse to Quit Smoking

We all know that smoking is definitively NOT cool. But why does Hollywood persist in glamorizing it? Read this commentary and learn vocabulary words like accessible, amnesia, flagrant, genre, impervious, induce, ultimatum, and unaffected.

2. Downton Abbey Creator Reveals a Juicy Idea for a Prequel
Vanity Fair, 9/28/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 7

Vanity Fair: Downton Abbey Creator Reveals a Juicy Idea for a Prequel

Downton Abbey fans can rejoice! A prequel about Robert and Cora's courtship may be in the works for our favorite British costume drama. Learn more and pick up a few vocabulary words like aristocracy, conceivably, depict, motive, narrative, patriarch, and premieres.

3. New Zealand’s Luxury Kauri Cliffs Spa Brings Middle Earth to Life
Vanity Fair, 9/27/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 6

Vanity Fair: New Zealand’s Luxury Kauri Cliffs Spa Brings Middle Earth to Life

If you're looking for a dream vacation spot, look no further. Check out this unbelievable resort and learn six key SAT words including compliment, indigenous, laden, lull, renowned, and verdant.

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