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Daily SAT-ACT Reader: Edition #63

Just a note that the Daily Reader will be on hiatus over the holidays and will resume on Wed., Jan. 2, 2013. We hope you have a wonderful holiday! See you in 2013!

Learn 55 vocabulary words from today's Daily SAT-ACT Reader:

1. Maya Calendars Actually Predict That Life Goes On
National Geographic, 12/13/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

National Geographic: Maya Calendars Actually Predict That Life Goes On

According to some folks, doomsday is today – the alleged date on which the Maya calendar "ends" – December 21, 2012. So should you be worried? According to the scholars, no. Ancient Mayans actually thought we'd be around another 7,000 years or so. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleged, apprehension, catastrophe, demise, emphatic, honing, imminent, impending, inquire, persists, refining, and sacred.

2. Apocalypse How: Plausible Ways the World Could End
U.S.News & World Report, 12/20/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

U.S.News: Apocalypse How: Plausible Ways the World Could End

Okay, so today may not be Doomsday but there are other, scientifically plausible ways that, as one expert puts it, could "put an end to our residence on Earth." Read on and learn vocabulary words like armageddon, asteroid, caldera, consequences, dominant, evidence, extinct, plausible, predict, prophecy, and scientifically.

3. What to read before the Maya apocalypse
L.A. Times, 12/20/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

LA Times: What to read before the Maya apocalypse

Even if the world isn't ending today, here are good book recommendations for the holidays! Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegory, baroque, consciousness, consensus, cosmic, literary, mavens, precise, prophecy, secluded, and transformation.

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