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Daily Reader: Edition #104

Learn 101 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Should Coke and Pepsi Be Worried About SodaStream?
The New Yorker, 2/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

The New Yorker: Should Coke and Pepsi Be Worried About SodaStream?

Love soda? With SodaStream, you can make it at home yourself! And that's precisely what has Coke and Pepsi worried. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aura, bode, boon, commodity, demystifies, discernible, ecumenical, inherent, loom, proprietary, replicate, rogue, and skittish.

Daily Reader: Edition #103

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Why Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free Foods?
Slate Magazine, 2/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

Slate: Why Do So Many People Think They Need Gluten-Free Foods?

Up to one-quarter of all consumers now want gluten-free food, even though only one person in 100 has celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder worsened by gluten ingestion. What's the deal? Read more and learn vocabulary words like deficiency, delectable, dismiss, humility, immune, mediocre, placebo, reputable, and subjective.

Daily Reader: Edition #102

Learn 69 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Melting Polar Ice Will Spike Sea Levels at the Equator
Smithsonian Magazine, 2/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Smithsonian: Melting Polar Ice Will Spike Sea Levels at the Equator

If you live on the coast, watch out — the shoreline close to home is moving! Ice melt in Greenland is projected to significantly affect water levels throughout the world, most of all the equatorial Pacific and South Africa. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alterations, attain, boon, mitigating, proximity, ramification, theoretical, unprecedented, and unscathed.

Daily Reader: Edition #101

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. One of America's Oldest Shopping Malls Converts to Micro-Apartments
The Atlantic, 2/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The Atlantic: One of America's Oldest Shopping Malls Converts to Micro-Apartments

Love shopping malls? Would you want to live in one? All across America, vacant shopping malls are being converted into indoor gardens, health clinics, and even apartment buildings! Read more and learn vocabulary words like ascetic, casualty, grappling, isolated, nimble, realm, recession, revival, spatial, urban, and viability.

Daily Reader: Edition #100

Learn 63 vocabulary words from today's Oscar-themed Daily Reader:

1. How to Win Your Oscar Pool, with Math!
The Atlantic, 2/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

The Atlantic: How to Win Your Oscar Pool, with Math!

College student Ben Zauzmer's mathematical model correctly picked 15 out of 20 of the Academy Award winners last year. Find out how well he's aiming to do this year and learn vocabulary words like boon, confounded, conventional, dialogue, guild, momentum, peril, propel, pundits, and unprecedented.