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Daily Reader: Edition #88

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. The Brilliance of the Dog Mind
Scientific American, 2/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14 (on first page)

Scientific American: The Brilliance of the Dog Mind

Just about every dog owner is convinced their dog is a genius. New research suggests that canines are indeed quite bright, and in some ways unique. Read more and learn vocabulary words like agility, canine, cognitive, misconception, morsel, perspective, quest, species, spontaneously, and unique.

2. You’ll Never Guess Who: Strange Recordings From the Library of Animal Sounds
Wired, 1/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Wired: You’ll Never Guess Who: Strange Recordings From the Library of Animal Sounds

The murmurs, whispers, shrieks and growls of 9,000 species are now digitized in a huge library of animal sounds, including some songs that will never be sung again. Read more and learn vocabulary words like auditory, cacophony, curator, menagerie, potent, preserving, realm, repository, substrate, and vocalizations.

3. Feral Cats Kill Billions of Small Critters Each Year
Smithsonian Magazine, 1/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

Smithsonian: Feral Cats Kill Billions of Small Critters Each Year

Cats have earned a nasty reputation for themselves as blood thirsty killers of wildlife, particularly birds. Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocates, domesticated, exterminated, extrapolations, feral, grim, humane, invasive, mangled, migratory, rigorous, succumb, systematic, and widespread.

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