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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #51

Learn 93 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Battle of the internet giants
The Economist, 12/1/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 39

The Economist: Battle of the internet giants

The four giants of the internet age — Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon — are extraordinary creatures. Never before has the world seen firms grow so fast or spread their tentacles so widely. But should we be worried about their growing clout? Read more and learn vocabulary words like arrogance, behemoths, cartel, curtail, exploit, foment, insurgents, mired, scrutiny, stymie, transgressions, and vital.

2. John Boehner’s Holiday Photo Snub & More Petty Political Moments
Newsweek, 12/5/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Newsweek: John Boehner’s Holiday Photo Snub & More Petty Political Moments

Tired of the pettiness of our politicians? Then this article is for you! From Newt Gingrich’s Air Force One hissy fit to Obama’s ‘You’re likable enough, Hillary,’ this article offers the best of the worst in political pettiness. Read more and learn vocabulary words like audacious, biting, dumbfounded, egregious, hubris, looming, notorious, pundits, speculated, ubiquitous, and unwavering.

3. South American Cities Face Flood Risk Due to Andes Meltdown
Scientific American, 12/3/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29 (on first page)

Scientific American: South American Cities Face Flood Risk Due to Andes Meltdown

High above sea level, the mountains regulate water supply for millions in Colombia's cities, but natural flood control works are failing. Read more and learn vocabulary words like archipelago, converges, degradation, deluge, ecosystems, encroachment, quench, regimes, respite, shrouded, sustained, tundra, and vital.

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