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Daily Reader: Edition #95

Learn 62 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Charged With Girlfriend’s Murder
Wired, 2/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Wired: ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Charged With Girlfriend’s Murder

In a tragic epilogue to the inspiring story of a man who never gave up, Olympian Oscar Pistorius — who ran alongside able-bodied athletes on futuristic blades of carbon fiber as millions of people watched — has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Read more and learn vocabulary words like condolences, demeanor, epilogue, icon, legitimacy, recalled, refrained, taint, and tragic.

2. Why Didn’t Carnival Evacuate the Passengers from Its Stricken Cruise Ship?
Time, 2/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Time: Why Didn’t Carnival Evacuate the Passengers from Its Stricken Cruise Ship?

As the stricken Carnival Triumph is towed back to port in Mobile, Ala., the 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members stranded aboard are understandably restless and miserable. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abounds, arduous, courier, dire, diverted, expedient, hampered, harrowing, ordeal, perishable, and underscore.

3. Tesla Motors Pours Cold Data on New York Times ‘Model S’ Review
Time, 2/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Time: Tesla Motors Pours Cold Data on New York Times ‘Model S’ Review

It’s not unusual for writers to say negative things about products they don’t like. But it’s extremely unusual for companies to outright brand a review from a highly respected newspaper “fake.” That's what happened this week with Tesla Motors and the New York Times. Read more and learn vocabulary words like admonishment, extrapolations, ostensibly, quips, rebuttals, rejoinder, and surmises.

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