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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #53

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Love Of Spicy Food Is Built Into Your Personality
Popular Science, 12/6/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Popular Science: Love Of Spicy Food Is Built Into Your Personality

Do you slather hot sauce on everything? As it turns out, love of spicy food isn't just a result of desensitization or cultural upbringing — it's fundamentally tied to who you are! Read more and learn vocabulary words like affinity, consumption, elicit, induce, laden, lexicon, nuance, physiological, plausible, stimuli, tolerance, and trait.

2. Would You Change Your Name for a Book?
The Atlantic, 12/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

The Atlantic: Would You Change Your Name for a Book?

This article takes on the business of author pseudonyms. In particular, why is it that so many female writers still choose to take men's names - i.e., J.K. Rowling, J.D. Robb, E.L. James. Read more and learn vocabulary words like authoritative, comprise, default, genre, inherent, presumption, psyche, renaissance, resolved, vernacular, and widespread.

3. The New Rise of Segregated Schools
The Atlantic, 12/6/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Atlantic: The New Rise of Segregated Schools

After half a century, America's efforts to end segregation seem to be winding down. In the years after Brown v. Board of Education, 755 school districts were under desegregation orders. A new Stanford study reports that as of 2009, that number had dropped to as few as 268. But it also suggests that the mission is far from accomplished. Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocate, complied, decrepit, demise, ecstatic, legacy, regimes, resurgence, and utopia.

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