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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #22

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, and Scientific American.

1. Art.sy and the Myth of the Online Art Market
The New Republic, 10/22/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 60

The New Republic: Art.sy and the Myth of the Online Art Market

Art.sy - the hugely hyped new website - promises to introduce users to art they’ll enjoy via a sophisticated recommendation engine. Read more and learn words like aesthetic, approbation, contemporary, discern, dismantle, elusive, frivolous, ignoble, intrinsic, obsolescent, precarious, renounce, serendipitous, and virtuoso.

2. Review: Timothy Egan's insightful 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher'
LA Times, 10/18/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23 (on first page)

LA Times: Timothy Egan's insightful 'Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher'

The unlikely career of Edward Curtis, who took enduring photos of Native Americans, is the subject of Timothy Egan's insightful and entertaining book. Read more and learn vocabulary words like apropos, civil, convey, distinct, genocide, impoverished, insightful, menial, metropolis, moniker, renowned, timeless, and victimized.

3. Deadly Dancing: Could a Nocebo Effect Explain Medieval Europe's Dancing Plagues
Scientific American, 10/19/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33 (on first page)

Scientific American: Deadly Dancing: Could a Nocebo Effect Explain Medieval Europe's Dancing Plagues

You've probably heard of the placebo, but have you heard of the nocebo? The placebo's harmful counterpart, the nocebo effect - in which our expectations cause harm - is the subject of Science journalist Chris Berdik's new book. Learn more and pick up vocabulary words like afflict, conceive, contagion, contrition, deemed, epidemic, extensive, implication, myriad, pious, preceded, renounce, stigma, and toxicity.

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