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Daily Reader: Edition #93

Learn 123 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. State of the Union Firsts and Trivia
U.S. News, 2/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

US News: State of the Union Firsts and Trivia

Last night's State of the Union address may have been full of pomp-and-circumstance, but they weren't always that way. Read on for State of the Union trivia, history, and firsts, and learn vocabulary words like deemed, denunciation, economical, expedient, extemporizing, opposition, parlance, pledged, successor, and unprecedented.

2. On Charlotte Lucas's Choice
The New Yorker, 2/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 91

The New Yorker: On Charlotte Lucas's Choice

This article, part of a series on Jane Austen and her legacy, offers an interesting take on why Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth Bennet's best friend in Pride and Prejudice, is the only woman in the novel who ends up unhappily married. Read more and learn vocabulary words like animosity, avarice, decorum, equanimity, propriety, resilience, skepticism, smidgen, transgressing, uncouth, urbane, and vivacity.

3. How Did We Know North Korea Tested A Nuke?
Popular Science, 2/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Popular Science: How Did We Know North Korea Tested A Nuke?

When North Korea tests a new nuclear weapon, seismographs are the first to know. How did seismic readings become key to tracking clandestine nuclear tests? Read more and learn vocabulary words like clandestine,distinguish, generates, imagery, implications, magnitude, millennium, precision, regime, seismic, and verify.

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