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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #60

Learn 94 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. The ‘Heroic’ Mayor and His Local Haters
The New Republic, 12/14/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 45

TNR: The ‘Heroic’ Mayor and His Local Haters

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, nicknamed “super mayor" by the national media, has endured his fair share of criticism at home. Read more about this charismatic politician and learn vocabulary words like aggrandizing, dais, exacerbated, gadfly, inanity, muse, nemesis, perpetuates, philanthropic, regurgitated, ruminations, scourge, strife, taunts, unfathomable, urban, and wayward.

2. How to Make Privately Owned Public Spaces Truly Open to the Public
The Atlantic, 12/17/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Atlantic: How to Make Privately Owned Public Spaces Truly Open to the Public

Some of the best privately owned public open spaces in cities are on the rooftop of buildings or in the interior plazas of office towers. Read more about the campaign to make those spaces more publicly accessible and learn vocabulary words like amenities, caliber, clandestine, designate, ordinance, pedestrians, premises, sanctuary, thwarted, and unveiled.

3. Are Americans Becoming More European?
Time Magazine, 12/11/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Time: Are Americans Becoming More European?

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center offers support to the idea that we’re becoming less American and more like those relativist, collectivist, socialist Europeans across the pond. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aspire, cherish, diversity, dogmatically, emergence, hubris, humility, jingoistic, persistent, plausible, synthesizing, and unparalleled.

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