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Daily Reader: Edition #82

Learn 88 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. The Atlantic's 1863 Case for Why Jane Austen Is Great
The Atlantic, 1/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 44

The Atlantic's 1863 Case for Why Jane Austen Is Great

Yesterday was the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a book that is beloved by millions across the world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like concede, culminating, dismissive, earnest, eccentric, eternal, induce, legacy, obtuse, odious, piquant, profundity, quotidian, and satirical.

2. ‘Minimalist’ running style may be undermined by new findings from Kenya
The Washington Post, 1/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 11

The Washington Post: ‘Minimalist’ running style may be undermined by new findings from Kenya

Americans spent $59 million on “minimalist” running shoes last year, on the premise that the most healthful way to run is the way people have done it for thousands of years: barefoot. But now some studies are questioning this logic. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anthropology, comprise, endurance, generated, predominant, prevailing, reluctant, and speculate.

3. The Most Infamous Komodo Dragon Attacks of the Past 10 Years
Smithsonian Magazine, 1/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

Smithsonian: The Most Infamous Komodo Dragon Attacks of the Past 10 Years

Komodo dragons are not to be taken lightly: male lizards can grow up to 10 feet long, weigh 150 pounds, eat up to 80 percent of their own body weight in one sitting, and snap a man’s leg in two without much effort. Read more about these scary but fascinating lizards and learn vocabulary words like carnivore, corroborated, infamous, maul, ordeal, relentless, and speculate.

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