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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #40

Learn 86 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. How Star Wars Nearly Destroyed George Lucas
The New Republic, 11/5/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

TNR: How Star Wars Nearly Destroyed George Lucas

George Lucas recently completed his $4.06 billion sale of Lucasfilm to the Walt Disney Company, effectively making the Star Wars franchise one more gear in the Disney corporate entertainment machine. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cede, collaboration, conglomerate, franchise, inevitable, infuriated, paranoia, precursor, proposition, purist, reviled, and secluded.

2. When the Nerds Go Marching In
The Atlantic, 11/16/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 39 (on first page)

The Atlantic: When the Nerds Go Marching In

Find out how a dream team of engineers from Facebook, Twitter, and Google built the software that drove Barack Obama's reelection. Read more and learn vocabulary words like algorithm, brash, contingent, elite, enshrined, entrenched, hack, hubris, hybrid, ossifying, phenomena, salved, and vaunted.

3. Organic vs. conventional farming: Which uses less energy?
The Washington Post, 11/12/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Washington Post: Organic vs. conventional farming: Which uses less energy?

While the data are incomplete, most studies suggest that organic farming uses less energy than conventional. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allocate, caveat, counterparts, dismissed, ecological, efficient, embedded, herbicide, misers, quandary, sacrifice, and synthetic.

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