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Daily Reader: Edition #76

Learn 87 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Modern Families: Chips off the old block
The Economist, 1/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Economist: Modern Families: Chips off the old block

Tracking children has never been easier. This may be nice for parents, but what about privacy for kids? Read more and learn vocabulary words like beacon, coalition, covertly, foreseen, fretful, furtive, ingenious, injunction, keen, palatable, progeny, proximity, savvy, stationary, and surveillance.

2. Like Lance Armstrong, we are all liars, experts say
The Los Angeles Times, 1/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

LA Times: Like Lance Armstrong, we are all liars, experts say

The lies the disgraced champion cyclist told may be no bigger or more persistent than those we all tell, psychologists say. His were just more public, and the stakes much higher. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bulwark, cajoled, concocting, durable, illicit, indignation, litany, lofty, perpetuating, precise, rationalize, reconcile, and sustain.

3. Firefighters Pop High-Tech Pills to Monitor Vitals Wirelessly
Time Magazine, 1/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

Time: Firefighters Pop High-Tech Pills to Monitor Vitals Wirelessly

Firefighters in Australia are popping a purplish capsule that harbors a micro-sized thermometer and wireless transmitter as part of a trial designed to help authorities better understand how the human body manages heat stress while dealing with life-threatening blazes. Read more and learn vocabulary words like causal, deployed, fatal, physiological, probes, reaction, respiration, and tandem.

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