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Daily Reader: Edition #99

Learn 99 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Beyonce: Her Highness
The New Yorker, 2/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

The New Yorker: Beyonce: Her Highness

“Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream,” a documentary that debuted last weekend on HBO and airs dozens more times over the next month, gives us a fresh look at the life of a modern superstar. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bourgeois, bravado, bromides, confounding, gale, intuitive, marquee, platitudes, ponderous, sanctimony, stupefying, and torrent.

2. How to Instill False Memories
Scientific American, 2/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

Scientific American: How to Instill False Memories

Everyone enjoys the occasional practical joke. In an effort to elevate the standard of stunts, this author offers 4 steps to creating the ultimate in practical jokes. Read more and learn vocabulary words like concoct, confabulate, engender, fickle, gullible, perilous, plethora, specificity, static, traumatic, and vicious.

3. Can Sustainable Food Feed the Whole US?
Mother Jones, 2/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

Mother Jones: Can Sustainable Food Feed the Whole US?

In a new era of ecological crises, what is the future role of the sustainable food movement? Read more and learn vocabulary words like consolidated, critique, dismantle, entrenched, infrastructure, innovation, niche, paramount, prosperity, rational, and urban.

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