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Daily Reader: Edition #66

Learn 72 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Foreign universities find working in China harder than they expected
The Economist, 1/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Economist: Foreign universities find working in China harder than they expected

What do Britain's Lancaster University, New York’s Juilliard School, and North Carolina's Duke University all have in common? They're all opening new schools in China in a joint collaboration with local universities. How has it been going? Read more and learn vocabulary words like compromise, compulsory, counterparts, deceive, deter, elite, faculty, fret, fundamental, plagiarism, rampant, scholarly, and tolerated.

2. Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat
Chicago Tribune, 1/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Chicago Tribune: Twitter saps productivity and Facebook makes you fat

This writer argues that based on her own experience with social media, she doesn't actually believe that it represents technological innovation for humankind. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aggregate, assessment, bemoan, complied, contagious, esteem, extent, extrapolate, fiscal, instantaneous, manifesting, nominal, proxy, psyche, and qualitative.

3. Six Innovators to Watch in 2013
Smithsonian Magazine, 12/27/2012

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Smithsonian: Six Innovators to Watch in 2013

Here are six innovators who are pushing technology in fresh directions in 2013, some to solve stubborn problems, others to make our lives a little fuller. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acoustic, competent, dismiss, epitome, fallible, hack, indulgence, orbit, premise, schematics, soluble, tedium, and vital.

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