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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #10

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from Slate.com:

1. The Chinese Steve Jobs Is Probably a Pirate
Slate, 10/5/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

Slate: The Chinese Steve Jobs Is Probably a Pirate

This article argues that China’s greatest innovators are the people ripping off companies like Apple and Nintendo, which raises some interesting questions about what it means to be an innovator. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alliance, corrupt, derive, deter, indistinguishable, legion, siphon, stark, stultify, tout, and widespread.

2. Wuthering Heights: A vivid, dreamlike reimagining from the director of Fish Tank
Slate, 10/5/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

Slate: Wuthering Heights: A vivid, dreamlike reimagining from the director of Fish Tank

The latest film adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights, has been getting a lot of buzz. Read why and pick up a few vocabulary words including ambient, austerity, avers, diaphanous, distraught, elemental, epithet, foundling, obstinate, palette, and sodden.

3. Scanners: Review of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
Slate, 10/5/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34 (on first page)

Slate: Book Review of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

The heroes of this entertaining first novel go to battle about whether books are precious objects or simply collections of data. Read more and learn vocabulary words like athwart, decrypt, depict, eponymous, euphemism, fathom, penumbra, ramification, and ubiquitous.

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