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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #47

Learn 97 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. First Impressions: The Science of Meeting People
Wired, 11/20/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Wired: First Impressions: The Science of Meeting People

A strong handshake and assertive greeting may not be the best way to make a good first impression. New research suggests that people respond more positively to someone who comes across as trustworthy rather than confident. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antipathy, conduit, empirical, incompetent, resentment, supposed, trait, unique, and universally.

2. Worse Than Bedbugs, It’s the Couch Itself
Scientific American, 11/28/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

Scientific American: Worse Than Bedbugs, It’s the Couch Itself

Did you know that couch foam is up to 11% (by weight) flame retardant chemicals? One chemical, Tris, was banned from children’s clothing in the 1970s because of concern over its ability to cause cancer; one is the globally-banned pentaBDE, a known hormone disruptor and neurotoxin in animals; and still others are completely untested for safety. Read more and learn vocabulary words like carcinogens, correlates, hazard, proverbial, sinister, smolder, toxic, and withstand.

3. What Happens to Entertainers Who Do What Chris Brown Did?
The Atlantic, 11/28/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

The Atlantic: What Happens to Entertainers Who Do What Chris Brown Did?

When successful athletes, musicians, or actors commit acts of abuse, sometimes their careers are derailed — and sometimes they're barely interrupted. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegation, brutality, denouncing, erratic, estranged, garner, infamy, menacing, perpetrator, resurgence, thrive, and tirade.

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