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Daily Reader: Edition #74

Learn 88 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Will Self-Driving Cars Change the Rules of the Road?
Time Magazine, 1/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Time: Will Self-Driving Cars Change the Rules of the Road?

Not long ago, self-driving cars seemed like science fiction, but Google is hoping to change that. Some question whether self-driving cars should even be legal. And if they are, how will the laws of driving have to adapt? Read more and learn vocabulary words like adapt, autonomous, compelling, efficient, liable, maneuvers, momentum, propelled, prototypes, and vigilant.

2. America Is a Walking Disaster
The Atlantic, 1/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

The Atlantic: America Is a Walking Disaster

In much of America, walking — that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health — is all but impossible. Maybe not literally impossible, but inconvenient at best, and tragically dangerous way too often. Read more and learn vocabulary words like astute, axiom, conducive, crudest, daunting, discretion, paltry, prolific, prosperous, sedentary, and traversing.

3. 'Elimination Night' – What would the Idol judges say?
The Los Angeles Times, 1/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

LA Times: 'Elimination Night' — What would the 'Idol' judges say?

The anonymously written novel is a thinly veiled satire about the musical reality show. Whether it's entertaining or not depends on how you feel about American Idol. Read more and learn vocabulary words like avuncular, compromising, deliberate, demoralize, doppelganger, entrepreneur, euphemisms, manipulation, profundity, satirical, and shrewd.

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