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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #36

Learn 128 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. In Petraeus downfall, hubris meets high tech
The Washington Post, 11/11/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

Washington Post: In Petraeus downfall, hubris meets high tech

According to this Opinion piece, the fall of David Petraeus is part Greek tragedy, part cautionary tale about the omnipresence of modern technology. Read more and learn vocabulary words like admonition, alacrity, consummate, delusion, doppelganger, foibles, garner, hubris, inexorable, oracle, proffered, susceptibility, and ubiquity.

2. Literary Bond Superior to Movie Version
Newsweek: The Daily Beast, 11/11/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 57

Newsweek: Literary Bond Superior to Movie Version

Which James Bond is your favorite? This article argues that the literary Bond from Ian Fleming’s novel surpasses all of the movie reincarnations. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anagram, conjure, derived, dossier, epicurean, fictitious, incarnation, lothario, pantheon, parody, qualms, ruthless, salacious, and visage.

3. 'Chinese Characters' gives insight into a society in flux
L.A. Times, 11/4/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

LA Times: 'Chinese Characters' gives insight into a society in flux

In a recent poll, more than 26% of the American public named China as the nation that represents the greatest danger to the U.S. But what do we really know about this massive country of 1.3 billion people? This collection of essays attempts to captures human stories from the ground up. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ardent, arduous, arrogant, conspicuous, depiction, embody, histrionic, intervening, intimate, migrant, schism, and toil.

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