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Daily Reader: Edition #75

Learn 139 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Why We Shouldn't Mock the Idea of an Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou
The Atlantic, 1/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 54

The Atlantic: Why We Shouldn't Mock the Idea of an Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou

Across China, replicas of famous U.S. and European monuments are being built — from the Eiffel Tower to the White House. Should we be concerned about this architectural mimicry? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anecdote, aspire, contradictions, derivative, emulate, facade, kitsch, ornate, permeates, progenitors, scoff, scorn, surpass, and surreptitious.

2. Online Classes Won't Fix America's Unequal Education System
The Atlantic, 1/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 55

The Atlantic: Online Classes Won't Fix America's Unequal Education System

Many universities are now offering degrees earned entirely via online courses. What are the implications of this move? Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, aphorism, bias, coffers, distress, legacy, pragmatically, precarious, regime, remedial, siphoning, speculative, and viable.

3. Lance Armstrong’s Confession and the Psychology of the Competitor
Time Magazine, 1/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Time: Lance Armstrong’s Confession and the Psychology of the Competitor

Why is Lance Amstrong finally confessing to cheating? This article argues that confessing now is consistent with the cutthroat competitive behavior that got him into trouble in the first place. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adulation, affirmation, commence, confined, festooned, imposed, incongruity, leniency, redemption, revoking, unethical, and yen.

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