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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #62

Learn 69 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Cavemen Were Much Better At Illustrating Animals Than Artists Today
Smithsonian Magazine, 12/5/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Smithsonian: Cavemen Were Much Better At Illustrating Animals Than Artists Today

If you think cavemen are just like Fred Flintstone — slow-witted and unskilled — then this new study will surprise you! After analyzing dozens of examples of cave art, researchers determined that prehistoric artists were actually more accurate in their drawings of animals than artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. Read more and learn vocabulary words like crude, depictions, gait, glimmer, noteworthy, renaissance, renditions, and taxidermy.

2. America's Most Cutthroat Christmas Tree Market? Gotta Be Manhattan
The Atlantic, 12/19/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Atlantic: America's Most Cutthroat Christmas Tree Market? Gotta Be Manhattan

Each year, an unremarkable triangular plaza in NYC is transformed into a costly slice of Christmas cheer. But recently, a bitter territory battle has broken out among Christmas tree vendors (yes, you read that correctly!) that has had repercussions for many who live in NYC. Read more and learn vocabulary words like collusion, derives, malfeasance, unsavory, urban, vacant, venomous, vortex, windfall, and wrest.

3. 3 Tips for Introverts in an Extrovert Workplace
U.S. News & World Report, 12/18/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

US News: 3 Tips for Introverts in an Extrovert Workplace

Being an introvert in school or at work can be a challenge. All too often, talented introverts are overshadowed by their louder, more gregarious and extroverted colleagues. Read more to learn how you can combat this and learn vocabulary words like allotted, correlation, extraneous, gregarious, mode, overshadowed, stimulated, succumb, tangents, and thrives.

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