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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #58

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

1. The 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack: A Pop Cultural History
The Atlantic, 12/14/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Atlantic: The 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack: A Pop Cultural History

Les Miserables, the musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel, has had a long life before its most recent movie reincarnation. Its songs have been featured everywhere — from Seinfeld to Tiananmen Square. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adaptation, amended, chagrin, lament, lyrical, obscure, plaintive, recurring, rendition, ubiquitous, unrequited, and vigil.

2. Plants Grow Fine Without Gravity
National Geographic, 12/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

National Geographic: Plants Grow Fine Without Gravity

When researchers sent plants to the International Space Station in 2010, the flora wasn't meant to be decorative. Instead, scientists wanted to find out if it was possible to grow plants without gravity. Read more and learn vocabulary words like collaborator, cultivating, flourish, germinated, impediment, inherent, orbit, orient, phenomenon, prospect, retain, and terrestrial.

3. Hobbit Week: The First Unexpected Party - Revisiting 1977′s Hobbit
Wired, 12/14/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Wired: The First Unexpected Party - Revisiting 1977′s Hobbit

Have you seen The Hobbit? No, not the one that just came out. The 1977 animated made-for-TV version! This writer checked it out and as it turns out, it's actually pretty good! Read more and learn vocabulary words like compressed, criticism, epic, frenetic, grisly, harrowing, homages, melancholy, menacing, nominated, retain, and timeless.

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