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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #44

Learn 88 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. The looming hunger crisis
Chicago Tribune, 11/22/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Chicago Tribune: The looming hunger crisis

Americans count on an abundant supply of affordable food — particularly at Thanksgiving time — but the outlook doesn't look so good for next year. Severe weather and droughts have prompted The World Bank to issue a global hunger warning! Read more and learn vocabulary words like bounty, depleted, diverts, forgo, insidious, looming, periodic, robust, and subsidy.

2. Why Are Hotel Rooms So Expensive?
Slate Magazine, 11/26/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

Slate: Why Are Hotel Rooms So Expensive?

Why is it that a hotel room can cost five, 10, 50 times as much as an apartment in the same city? Find out what this journalist uncovered about hotel pricing and learn vocabulary words like biased, countervailing, crass, excise, inventory, levied, opaquely, spectrum, substantive, transient, undermines, and urban.

3. Should We Ban ‘Killer Robots’? Human Rights Group Thinks So
Time Magazine, 11/20/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Time: Should We Ban ‘Killer Robots’? Human Rights Group Thinks So

As if deploying drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — on the battlefield wasn’t controversial enough, here’s an even more disturbing question: Should we allow weapon-wielding robots that can “think” for themselves to attack people? Read more and learn vocabulary words like codified, ethical, initiate, liquidate, precursors, preempt, pun, sentient, and wielding.

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