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Daily Reader: Edition #83

Learn 101 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. North Americans were enjoying chocolate 1,200 years ago, researchers conclude
Washington Post, 1/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Washington Post: North Americans were enjoying chocolate 1,200 years ago, researchers conclude

Researchers have found that at least 1,200 years ago, cacao beans, which grow only in the tropics, were being imported to Utah from orchards thousands of miles away. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anthropology, collaboration, compounds, development, elite, humanity, implies, primarily, resolution, sustained, and tantalized.

2. A History of Polite Graffiti
The New Yorker, 1/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 49

The New Yorker: A History of Polite Graffiti

Last week, a professor in England pled guilty to scrawling politely worded graffiti onto luxury cars in an upscale British neighborhood. Apparently, he's not the first to venture into the world of polite graffiti! Read more and learn vocabulary words like advent, ardor, boon, extemporaneous, fickle, keen, laden, maudlin, pique, proliferation, sanguine, siren, spate, and stanza.

3. Why Humans Like to Cry
Scientific American, 1/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33 (on first page)

Scientific American: Why Humans Like to Cry

Our ability to cry, a British scientist argues in a new book, is what makes us uniquely human as we are the only creatures on the planet who cry for emotional reasons. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthetic, autonomic, bereavement, cerebral, cipher, distress, innate, species, tragic, trait, and widespread.

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