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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #31

Learn 110 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. What Makes Us Human? Cooking, Study Says
National Geographic, 10/26/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

National Geographic: What Makes Us Human? Cooking, Study Says

Did you eat a hot meal today? It's a smart thing to do. According to a new study, a surge in human brain size that occurred roughly 1.8 million years ago can be directly linked to the innovation of cooking. So basically, we're smarter because we cook! Read more and learn vocabulary words like ailment, correlation, entails,gratifying, hypothesis, meager, proponents, refined, retrogressive, subsisted, and verified.

2. Review: iPad Mini, the First Small Tablet That’s an iPad
Time Magazine, 10/30/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 39

Time: Review: iPad Mini, the First Small Tablet That’s an iPad

Have your eye on the iPad Mini? Check out this review and learn vocabulary words like aesthetically, aversion, boon, bountiful, compatible, contender, drastic, ecosystem, eradicate, inevitable, ingenious, panache, persistent, render, and rote.

3. “Parks and Recreation” and the puzzle of sitcom originality
The New Yorker, 10/22/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 37 (on first page)

The New Yorker: “Parks and Recreation” and the puzzle of sitcom originality

Sitcoms have been around for a while, but this article argues that there's something different about Amy Poehler's "Parks and Recreation." Read more and learn vocabulary words like charisma, conventional, corrosive, dismay, duress, genre, indelible, indulge, mockery, precision, satire, subversive, and urbane.

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