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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #61

Learn 60 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Meal Thicket: Students Balk at New School Lunch Nutrition Standards
Scientific American, 12/15/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Scientific American: Meal Thicket: Students Balk at New School Lunch Nutrition Standards

The USDA recently revised its nutrition standards for school lunches to include more whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. And as a result, there have been lunch strikes, Facebook protest pages, Twitter campaigns, YouTube parodies, and a host of other protests from students. Read more and learn vocabulary words like discarding, mandated, milestone, opposition, palates, parody, and saturated.

2. Guy Fieri's Restaurant: 'Ironic Dining' Mecca
Businessweek, 12/10/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Businessweek: Guy Fieri's Restaurant: 'Ironic Dining' Mecca

Guy Fieri's new NYC restaurant is flourishing, in large part due to the hilarious but controversial New York Times review that it received last month. In fact, it's attracting crowds of locals — something almost unheard of in a Times Square restaurant! Read more and learn vocabulary words like alliance, divulge, franchise, garner, ire, ironic, mediocre, plague, and replicate.

3. Extreme Franchising: Bringing RadioShack to Afghanistan
Businessweek, 12/7/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Businessweek: Extreme Franchising: Bringing RadioShack to Afghanistan

The next time you stroll through downtown Kabul, you might be able to buy batteries from a RadioShack outlet, the result of a new effort by the U.S. to shore up Afghanistan’s economy: selling American franchises to Afghan entrepreneurs. Read more and learn vocabulary words like consummate, foray, franchise, ideal, optimistic, prospects, savvy, transitional, and triggering.

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