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Daily Reader: Edition #79

Learn 105 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Why We Care About Beyonce
The New Yorker, 1/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

The New Yorker: Why We Care About Beyonce

The world was shocked to discover that Beyonce may have lip-synched her performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” over a recording that she’d made earlier. Why is this such a big deal? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ascent, cultivated, distinctive, err, immoderate, invocation, juxtaposed, obsolete, proliferation, spontaneous, timeless, yearning, and zeal.

2. Artificial cooling makes hot places bearable but at a worryingly high cost
The Economist, 1/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 45

The Economist: Artificial cooling makes hot places bearable but at a worryingly high cost

Air conditioning has made summers more bearable all around the world, but is it good for us? Read more and learn vocabulary words like beneficial, burgeoning, desiccant, epidemic, facades, littoral, polemical, protocols, sodden, stringent, sumptuous, temperate, and toxic.

3. Apple's 5 Worst Attempts at Digital Realism
Scientific American, 1/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Scientific American: Apple's 5 Worst Attempts at Digital Realism

Many of Apple's skeuomorphic design elements look about as classy as fake wood paneling on a station wagon. Read more and learn vocabulary words like amok, controversy, discarded, icon, incarnation, jargon, metaphor, mode, omen, realism, and replicate.

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