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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #59

Learn 125 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Who’s Watching? Privacy Concerns Persist as Smart Meters Roll Out
National Geographic, 12/12/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

National Geographic: Who’s Watching? Privacy Concerns Persist as Smart Meters Roll Out

With the everyday buzz of a family kitchen in the background, a device communicates energy use data to a local government smart meter. The technology can help save power, but some worry about loss of privacy. Read more and learn vocabulary words like array, consensus, dialogue, espionage, generate, implement, initiative, ire, moratorium, penalize, proliferate, proponents, robust, and vociferous.

2. An Edible "Christmas Carol"
The New Yorker, 12/14/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

New Yorker: An Edible "Christmas Carol"

Are you a fan of the Charles Dickens's classic "A Christmas Carol"? Then you'll want to read about this "unique pop-up-style dinner experience inspired by the food, design and spirit" of the Dickens holiday classic. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bounty, conceit, dismal, dissonance, espoused, intermission, plenitude, proverbial, seething, selfless, somber, tragic, virtues, and wax.

3. Martha Stewart: Original Hipster
The New Republic, 12/16/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 44

TNR: Martha Stewart: Original Hipster

Whether you love her or hate her, there's no denying that Martha Stewart knows how to decorate for the holidays! Read more about the controversial domestic maven and learn vocabulary words like accessible, aspiration, edibles, ephemera, ethos, foraging, frenetic, garish, inadvertently, laden, palette, pastiche, sanctuary, savvy, touchstone, and voluminous.

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