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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #29

Today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader features a book review, a movie review, and a video game review from The New Republic.

1. P.S. VIP—What Exam Schools Offer
The New Republic, 10/23/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 51

TNR: P.S. VIP—What Exam Schools Offer

Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High Schools delves into the world of “exam” high schools, i.e., the Stuyvesants, the Bronx Sciences, and the Boston Latins of the public education arena. Find out what life is like at these schools and learn vocabulary words like dearth, delve, earmarked, finite, incompatible, mitigate, proliferation, prominent, resonance, subjective, theoretically, urban, and validity.

2. Ben Affleck’s “Argo” Is Brilliant
The New Republic, 10/16/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

TNR: Ben Affleck’s “Argo” Is Brilliant

Ben Affleck’s new film, Argo, captures the drama of the Iranian hostage crisis. Read more and learn vocabulary words like atrocity, captive, dictate, epic, forbearance, hypocrisy, inaugurated, intrude, jingoist, militants, ordeal, preposterous, provocation, purge, regime, surplus, and whimsy.

3. James Bond is Great in Books and Movies. Why is He So Mediocre in Video Games?
The New Republic, 10/20/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 53

TNR: James Bond is Great in Books and Movies. Why is He So Mediocre in Video Games?

The upcoming Skyfall marks the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film, but despite all of Bond's success on the silver screen, the franchise has yet to conquer the video game world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adaptation, ardent, console, conundrum, degrade, derided, eschew, inaugurated, ingenious, momentous, negligible, prowess, respite, revere, stealth, and successive.

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