Learn 90 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:
1. Do Teachers Really Discriminate Against Boys?
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24
A new study on gender disparities in elementary-school performance found that boys were given lower grades than girls, even in cases where their test scores were either equal to or higher than the girls’ test scores. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anomalous, conform, disparity, extroversion, obscures, prevalent, rambunctious, siphoning, and subjective.
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28
Space is out to kill you. There is no way to stem its aggression. But it’s usually an incompetent killer, so don’t freak out. Read more about the meteor that struck Russia last week and learn vocabulary words like ballistic, convening, hurtle, nefarious, onslaught, ravages, trajectory, and velocity.
3. In China, a New Year's Tradition Spurs a Debate Over Air Pollution
The Atlantic, 2/17/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38
For centuries, Chinese New Year celebrants have set off fire crackers, supposedly to ward away bad luck. Now, with China's current air pollution woes, some want them banned. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affirmative, alleviate, contend, hazardous, incurred, intrinsic, pragmatic, revoked, scrutiny, spontaneously, and sweeping.
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