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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #24

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features articles from U.S. News & World Report.

1. Psychoanalyzing 10 Popular Halloween Costumes
U.S. News & World Report, 10/25/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29 (on first page)

U.S. News: Psychoanalyzing 10 Popular Halloween Costumes

Think that French maid costume is meaningless fun? Psychologists say it tells us something about you. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abhor, consequences, debut, emulate, foster, incognito, mimic, mock, oppress, repercussion, requisite, and traits.

2. Does Exercise Distort Your Perception of Hunger?
U.S. News & World Report, 10/24/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

U.S. News: Does Exercise Distort Your Perception of Hunger?

Should you trust your hunger meter after a workout? Two studies report that contrary to popular belief, exercise doesn't make people hungrier. Read more and learn words like affected, comprehensive, hedonistic, hypothetical, induce, intensity, measured, palatable, phenomenon, replenish, rigorous, suppression, and whet.

3. The Marshmallow Test, Revisited
U.S. News & World Report, 10/24/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

U.S. News: The Marshmallow Test, Revisited

The "Marshmallow Test" — the notion that the children who exhibit self control, delay gratification, and wait to eat a marshmallow will also do better in school later in life — is one of the most famous social science experiments of the past generation. It also may be wrong. Learn more and pick up vocabulary words like capacity, chaotic, disparity, emotional, fruitful, innate, nurture, robust, and underpinning.

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