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Daily Reader: Edition #98

Learn 56 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. How does a lost animal find its way home?
Washington Post, 2/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 11

Washington Post: How does a lost animal find its way home?

A couple lost their cat in Daytona Beach, FL in November, only to have the animal show up two months later less than a mile from their house in West Palm Beach, FL. The cat had apparently walked 200 miles. The amazing accomplishment isn't unprecedented. Read more and learn vocabulary words like construct, effective, evidence, fundamental, migrating, orientation, rudimentary, spatial, and strategy.

2. Does a Company Like Apple Need a Genius Like Steve Jobs?
New Yorker, 2/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

New Yorker: Does a Company Like Apple Need a Genius Like Steve Jobs?

The old tech adage is that “open beats closed.” But this adage has been seriously questioned over the last few years, primarily because of Apple, which has steadfastly stuck to a semi-closed strategy. Can it continue this way? Read more and learn vocabulary words like complementary, conventional, defect, ideal, intuitive, logic, predictable, pundits, and spectrum.

3. Two Birthdays in February
National Review, 2/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

National Review: Two Birthdays in February

Remembering Washington and Lincoln during Presidents' Day can rekindle our interest in what it means to be American. Read more and learn vocabulary words like capacity, charity, civil, clarity, convention, edifice, grandeur, humane, inquiring, intellect, propositions, regime, and sentiments.

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