Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #17

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from The Economist (covering more than just economics, it "offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology"):

1. A mandate of slackers
The Economist, 9/29/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 58

The Economist: A mandate of slackers

Pundits are saying that tonight's presidential debate will have a big impact on the race. But this article argues that turning out your base, not winning arguments, is increasingly the key to electoral success. Read more and learn words like coalition, coddle, diffidence, dowdy, intrinsically, manifesto, pragmatic, resonate, and vital.

2. The Paralympics: Blades of gold
The Economist, 9/8/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Economist: The Paralympics: Blades of gold

London's Paralympics have changed the image of disabled people in many countries and business is finally waking up to the issue. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abound, dire, dwell, euphoria, morale, prostheses, rending, and tinged.

3. Internet freedom: Free to choose
The Economist, 10/6/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 41

The Economist: Internet freedom: Free to choose

Governments and internet firms are struggling to figure out rules for free speech online. Learn more and pick up some key vocabulary words including antiquated, censorious, egregious, grievance, immunity, libel, moderation, prudish, resolve, tarnish, and zealous.

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