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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #34

Learn 84 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader which offers three perspectives on what went wrong for Mitt Romney on election day.

1. How Romney Lost
National Review, 11/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

National Review: How Romney Lost

According to this article, the realities of the electoral map meant that the Romney campaign really had no choice but to bet big on Ohio, and that bet was a loser. Read more and learn vocabulary words like crony, demagogue, dubious, electorate, fruitful, illiterate, imbued, lamentable, pantheon, repeal, and spectrum.

2. Forget Ohio - September Jobs Report Was Romney’s Undoing
Newsweek: The Daily Beast, 11/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

Newsweek: Forget Ohio—September Jobs Report Was Romney’s Undoing

This article argues that it was actually the recent unemployment reports, and not Ohio, that turned out to be President Obama's impregnable fortress. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adaptability, counterintuitive, dignity, persistent, prosperity, resilience, savvy, solvency, surrogates, and vital.

3. Why Mitt Romney Lost: A Simple, Overriding Theory
The Atlantic, 11/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The Atlantic: Why Mitt Romney Lost: A Simple, Overriding Theory

This article argues that it wasn't about Ohio or unemployment. It argues that the Republican Party lost because it attempted to win an election by suppressing votes. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cite, contort, endorse, franchise, judiciary, nurture, sentiment, systemic, testify, viable, and whims.

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