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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #56

Learn 53 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. You scratch, I scratch! The social contagion of itch.
Scientific American, 12/10/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Scientific American: You scratch, I scratch! The social contagion of itch.

I bet you can't read this article WITHOUT feeling itchy?! I know I couldn't. And we're not alone. Itch is contagious! Read more and learn vocabulary words like anterior, contagious, correlation, disfiguring, distressing, empathy, induced, phenomenon, prone, stimuli, temporal, and wince.

2. Ally Condie's ambitious 'Reached' completes the 'Matched' trilogy
Los Angeles Times, 12/6/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

LA Times: Ally Condie's ambitious 'Reached' completes the 'Matched' trilogy

In this final novel in the 'Matched' young adult series, Cassia, Ky and Xander try to find their way back to one another as the Orwellian state known as the Society crumbles. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguity, amorphous, conformity, extent, genre, lurked, mode, narrative, revelations, sinister, and untouchable.

3. Stress is linked to heart attack and such problems as diabetes and depression
Washington Post, 12/3/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Washington Post: Stress is linked to heart attack and such problems as diabetes and depression

Are you feeling stressed with exams and school? As if the pounding headache, tightened chest, or queasy stomach that can accompany stress isn't bad enough, stress can actually have some serious long-term consequences on your health. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleviate, chronic, counteract, detrimental, distress, epidemiology, hiatus, immunity, meditation, mode, and susceptible.

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