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Daily Reader: Edition #102

Learn 69 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Melting Polar Ice Will Spike Sea Levels at the Equator
Smithsonian Magazine, 2/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Smithsonian: Melting Polar Ice Will Spike Sea Levels at the Equator

If you live on the coast, watch out — the shoreline close to home is moving! Ice melt in Greenland is projected to significantly affect water levels throughout the world, most of all the equatorial Pacific and South Africa. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alterations, attain, boon, mitigating, proximity, ramification, theoretical, unprecedented, and unscathed.

2. America’s Overpaid Doctors
Slate Magazine, 2/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Slate: America’s Overpaid Doctors

According to this writer, a recent investigation of American health care prices missed one thing: We pay our doctors way too much. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bilk, charity, clout, concedes, deficit, incentives, monetary, practitioners, rational, reform, and upshot.

3. Michelle Obama Crashes the Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence Trips, and Argo Concludes Its Awards Sweep
Vanity Fair, 2/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

Vanity Fair: Michelle Obama Crashes the Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence Trips, and Argo Concludes Its Awards Sweep

Missed the Oscars? Check out this colorful recap and learn vocabulary words like alluded, audible, commensurate, complementary, congregated, eponymous, equivocally, guise, jaded, medley, obtrusive, ovation, rendition, rousing, and snub.

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