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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #50

Learn 127 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Sons and Mothers - The Disappointing End of Lois Lowry’s Giver Series
The New Republic, 11/1/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 47

TNR: Sons and Mothers—The Disappointing End of Lois Lowry’s Giver Series

Last month, Lois Lowry published the fourth — and final — book in her beloved dystopian saga that began with The Giver. The new book, called Son, has been quite controversial. Read this reviewer's critique and learn vocabulary words like banal, bleak, doting, economical, hermetic, imparts, narrative, nurture, ostensible, prose, safeguard, singular, stringent, sustaining, and thematic.

2. 'Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm' casts a spell
The Los Angeles Times, 11/30/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

LA Times: 'Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm' casts a spell

Philip Pullman focuses on the craft of storytelling, its rhythms and dramatic timing, in his new translation of the classic Grimm fairy tales that we all know and love. Read more and learn vocabulary words like benevolent, bucolic, deleterious, edification, erudition, existential, fidelity, haughty, impressionable, proxy, successive, symbolism, treacherous, and unsavory.

3. Poison Ivy - The Ups and Downs of Affirmative Action
The New Republic, 11/28/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

TNR: Poison Ivy - The Ups and Downs of Affirmative Action

While the Supreme Court is in the midst of determining the legality of affirmative action programs, this new book poses a question that goes beyond constitutionality: “Does learning from diversity actually take place?” Read more and learn vocabulary words like affluent, aspirations, contempt, empathy, equity, ideal, legacy, pedagogy, poignant, precedence, rebukes, recounted, reforms, subtly, and zeal.

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