ProfessorWord

Blog

Daily Reader: Edition #89

Learn 98 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Richard III Mania: Understanding a Kingly Obsession
National Geographic, 2/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

National Geographic: Richard III Mania: Understanding a Kingly Obsession

You might be wondering, why is the world going nuts over the discovery of a British king’s old bones? Read more about King Richard III, one of England's most notorious rulers, and learn vocabulary words like archaeological, discontent, genetics, grave, immortal, lamenting, myths, puns, reassessing, and wielded.

2. In praise of maps that fold
Los Angeles Times, 2/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 40

LA Times: In praise of maps that fold

A physical map has always had the power to thrill and this op-ed argues that you can't be an armchair traveler with the map on your phone. Read more and learn vocabulary words like artifacts, calumny, denouncing, idiosyncratic, metropolitan, ordnance, spatial, squander, tantamount, tenuous, transient, and treacherous.

3. Battlefield to Boardroom
U.S. News & World Report, 2/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

US News: Battlefield to Boardroom

New studies have shown that real-world combat training helps business students prepare for the corporate world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adapt, commendation, deliberated, enduring, ethical, ethos, fictitious, grueling, intolerant, lambasted, redeem, simulated, and warrant.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have suggestions for improvement!

Subscribe to the Daily Reader:

Betty