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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #48

Learn 64 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. AMC Exacerbates Nauseating Movie-Theater-Smell Problem with New Dine-In Multiplex
Vanity Fair, 11/29/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 12

Vanity Fair: AMC Exacerbates Nauseating Movie-Theater-Smell Problem with New Dine-In Multiplex

Want dinner with your movie? AMC will unveil its first dine-in multiplex in Southern California, the 11th such AMC venue nationwide. For adults only, the facilities offer beer, wine, and a menu which vaguely recalls that of T.G.I. Friday’s. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affixed, bipolar, crucial, divine, indecisive, intensify, nauseating, odorous, recalls, and tout.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #47

Learn 97 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. First Impressions: The Science of Meeting People
Wired, 11/20/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Wired: First Impressions: The Science of Meeting People

A strong handshake and assertive greeting may not be the best way to make a good first impression. New research suggests that people respond more positively to someone who comes across as trustworthy rather than confident. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antipathy, conduit, empirical, incompetent, resentment, supposed, trait, unique, and universally.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #46

Learn 102 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Fooled by ‘The Onion’: 9 Most Embarrassing Fails
Newsweek: The Daily Beast, 11/27/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

Newsweek: Fooled by ‘The Onion’: 9 Most Embarrassing Fails

China’s state paper may have been duped by The Onion's crowning of Kim Jong-un as the “Sexiest Man Alive," but it's not the only one. From The New York Times to ESPN, many outlets have been fooled by the satirical site. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bamboozled, coronation, derisive, fabricated, farcical, hoodwink, lampoon, mocking, plagiarized, satire, terminate, and venerable.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #45

Learn 76 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Can You Libel Someone on Twitter?
Slate Magazine, 11/26/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Slate: Can You Libel Someone on Twitter?

Is it possible to be libelous — defined in the U.S. as intentionally and recklessly making false and damaging statements about an individual or corporation — on Twitter or Facebook? Read more and learn vocabulary words like advent, comply, defamation, falsity, immunity, malice, negligence, nominal, plaintiff, and viability.

Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #44

Learn 88 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. The looming hunger crisis
Chicago Tribune, 11/22/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Chicago Tribune: The looming hunger crisis

Americans count on an abundant supply of affordable food — particularly at Thanksgiving time — but the outlook doesn't look so good for next year. Severe weather and droughts have prompted The World Bank to issue a global hunger warning! Read more and learn vocabulary words like bounty, depleted, diverts, forgo, insidious, looming, periodic, robust, and subsidy.