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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #54

Learn 63 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. How Maggots Heal Wounds
Wired, 12/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Wired: How Maggots Heal Wounds

Maggots are creepy, crawly, slimy, and just downright gross. But apparently, their slime is a remarkable healing balm that has been used by battlefield surgeons for centuries to close wounds. Who knew?! Read more and learn vocabulary words like anecdotal, complement, compounds, immune, inhibiting, isolate, potency, remnants, siphoned, suppress, and unscathed.

2. Why Aren't We Afraid Of A Tsunami Hitting San Francisco?
Popular Science, 12/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Popular Science: Why Aren't We Afraid Of A Tsunami Hitting San Francisco?

When a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's eastern coast last week, we all feared a tsunami. But San Francisco gets earthquakes all the time, and we're not scared of a tsunami there. Why? Read more and learn vocabulary words like absurd, adverse, convergent, derives, divergent, eons, foresight, fray, leverage, magnitude, seismic, and turmoil.

3. The unlikelihood of President Hillary
Chicago Tribune, 12/9/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Chicago Tribune: The unlikelihood of President Hillary

Hillary Clinton is currently more popular than ice cream in August. Matched by Public Policy Polling against a field of other possible contenders for the 2016 Democratic nomination, she got 61 percent among primary voters — well ahead of second-place Joe Biden, with 12 percent. So does this mean she'll run? Read more and learn vocabulary words like diligent, evokes, hectoring, impulses, invaluable, liberal, notorious, scrutiny, slanders, strife, and trysts.

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