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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #39

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. In Experiments, Caffeine Accelerates the Brain’s Verbal Processing
Smithsonian Magazine, 11/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Smithsonian: In Experiments, Caffeine Accelerates the Brain’s Verbal Processing

A cup or two of coffee doesn’t just give you energy - a new study shows that it might make you think a little more quickly too! Read more and learn vocabulary words like accuracy, cognitive, confer, connotation, conventional, deemed, dominated, hypothesis, moderation, mystified, neutral, phenomenon, placebo, and stimulates.

2. Why Kids Should Learn Cursive (and Math Facts and Word Roots)
Time Magazine, 11/8/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

Time: Why Kids Should Learn Cursive (and Math Facts and Word Roots)

While 21st century skills like collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking are all the buzz right now in schools, recent studies show that we might want to add a strong dose of the 19th century to our schooling too. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antithesis, collaboration, construct, decry, derived, instructive, narrated, paramount, proficient, relentless, rhetoric, rote, syntax, and vehemently.

3. Emily Blunt and the Half-Life of Female Action Stars
The New Republic, 11/4/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

TNR: Emily Blunt and the Half-Life of Female Action Stars

Why is it that so many young actresses inevitably take on action movie roles? Read more and learn vocabulary words like dread, ferocity, generate, grizzled, inane, longevity, monotony, pathos, precedes, provoked, recall, retain, sentiment, stalwart, stimulated, stoic, vibrant, virtue, and wit.

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