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Daily Reader: Edition #97

Learn 76 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Downton Abbey, Season 3
Slate Magazine, 2/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Slate: Downton Abbey, Season 3

The final few minutes of Sunday's Downton Abbey episode were among the cruelest in TV history. Read more about what happened and learn vocabulary words like allure, bipolar, condemn, convention, detestable, environs, hiatus, ignorant, inadvertently, kindred, stilted, tableau, and tragic.

2. The Maker of All Those Oscar Envelopes Starlets Can Never Open
Vanity Fair, 2/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

Vanity Fair:  The Maker of All Those Oscar Envelopes Starlets Can Never Open

Why is that the presenters at the Oscars always fumble to open the envelopes when they're announcing the winner? Read more and learn vocabulary words like artisan, decrying, ephemeral, gilded, incidental, iridescent, nondescript, opined, ornate, palette, protocol, sanctioned, and utilitarian.

3. Seeing Through the School Daze
The Wall Street Journal, 2/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

WSJ: Seeing Through the School Daze

If you're going to hire someone to turn around a large urban school district, you should probably find a candidate who isn't afraid to fire people. Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C., public schools, learned that skill before she graduated from college. Read more about Ms. Rhee and learn vocabulary words like coddled, enforce, foray, livid, opposition, ruthless, savvy, soliciting, and tenure.

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