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Daily Reader: Edition #65

Take a quick look back at 2012 and learn 81 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. 10 Things Nobody Cared About in 2012
Wired, 1/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

Wired: 10 Things Nobody Cared About in 2012

Every year, pundits pull together lists of The Best and The Worst of the preceding year. Here's a list that shares the things that didn't quite live up to the hype! Read more and learn vocabulary words like infinitesimal, ironic, irrelevant, lucrative, modest, monologues, outcast, paradoxes, parody, preceding, prognosticator, pummeled, resigned, and ubiquitous.

2. Is This The Week We Eat The Most?
Time Magazine, 12/26/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

Time: Is This The Week We Eat The Most?

What is it about the holiday season – particularly the week between Christmas and New Year's – that makes us just want to indulge and eat lots of decadent foods? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abject, contradiction, dread, existential, gluttony, merriment, obscene, onslaught, perpetuate, privation, profusion, remorse, spinster, spurious, wallowing, and wry.

3. The Ten Best Ocean Stories of 2012
Smithsonian Magazine, 12/18/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Smithsonian: The Ten Best Ocean Stories of 2012

Despite covering 70 percent of the earth’s surface, the ocean doesn’t often make it into the news. But when it does, it makes quite a splash (so to speak). Read about the top ten ocean stories of 2012 and learn vocabulary words like abyss, adaptations, accelerate, debris, forage, glimmers, habitat, predators, pristine, relegated, species, severity, and thriving.

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