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Daily Reader: Edition #91

Learn 92 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Why Russia Should Fear the Year of the Snake
The Atlantic, 2/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Atlantic: Why Russia Should Fear the Year of the Snake

It was Chinese New Year over the weekend! If history is any indication, Russia is in for an especially interesting year of the snake. Read more and learn vocabulary words like augur, confluence, fortuitous, inert, prognostication, sanguine, temporal, turbulent, uncanny, and volatile.

2. Year of the Snake: The Serpent Behind the Horoscope
National Geographic, 2/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

National Geographic: Year of the Snake: The Serpent Behind the Horoscope

Those born in the Year of the Snake are said to be intelligent and quick thinking, but they can also be dishonest and prone to show off. Though based on Chinese astrology, some of these traits are similar to characteristics of the actual serpent. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cunning, deception, iridescent, prone, retracts, revered, venom, vibrant, vulnerable, and ward.

3. A meaty question: Who should regulate kosher and halal food?
The Economist, 2/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Economist: Who should regulate kosher and halal food?

Keeping the government’s nose out of anything with a religious whiff is one of America’s founding principles. But does this include regulating kosher or halal food labeling? Read more and learn vocabulary words like auspices, comply, intrinsically, keen, lax, nonchalant, notable, orthodox, rampant, rebut, render, and stringent.

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