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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #8

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from The New Republic, a magazine that has been published continuously since 1914.

1. Zingers Don't Win Debates
The New Republic, 10/2/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

The New Republic: Zingers Don't Win Debates

Tonight is the first presidential debate and we all know that zingers will be flying left and right. This article shows that while zingers may make for great sound bites, they may not be that effective in swaying the electorate. Read more and learn vocabulary words like array, demeanor, exploit, latent, mediocre, peevish, perturb, and rhetorical.

2. The War of the Words: How to Update a Dictionary
The New Republic, 9/20/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 61

The New Republic: The War of the Words: How to Update a Dictionary

Here's an article for all you logophiles out there! Read about the behind-the-scenes drama of updating a dictionary and learn a ton of vocabulary words including antithesis, colloquial, coruscate, decry, eschew, estimable, irony, perceptible, sanction, and tenets.

3. Boho Blues: What To Do When Your Brooklyn Neighborhood Loses Its Edge
The New Republic, 9/26/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 70

The New Republic: Boho Blues: What To Do When Your Brooklyn Neighborhood Loses Its Edge

This review of The Last Bohemia highlights the changes that have occurred in one of Brooklyn's coolest neighborhoods since 1994. Escape to the Big Apple and learn vocabulary words like anecdote, blithely, brigade, crass, enclave, foible, manifest, narcissism, predicament, sinister, surfeit, and wry.

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