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Daily Reader: Edition #106

Learn 80 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.
National Geographic, 3/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

National Geographic: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.

In the story of how the dog came in from the cold and onto our sofas, we tend to give ourselves a little too much credit. Some scientists argue that friendly wolves sought out humans. Read more and learn vocabulary words like benign, contiguous, domesticated, eradicating, perplexing, prowess, subtle, and tolerated.

2. Royalty, Fashion and Fertility in the Public Eye
Time, 2/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

Time: Royalty, Fashion and Fertility in the Public Eye

A British journalist created controversy last month when she criticized Kate Middleton for being “precision-made, machine-made” and wrote of royal persons that “at the most basic, they are breeding stock, collections of organs.” Read more and learn vocabulary words like archaic, consigned, dexterous, lauded, nostalgic, salacious, threadbare, and trappings.

3. Hints of Lost Continent Found Beneath Indian Ocean
Wired, 2/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Wired: Hints of Lost Continent Found Beneath Indian Ocean

Geological detectives are piecing together an intriguing seafloor puzzle. The Indian Ocean and some of its islands, scientists say, may lie on top of the remains of an ancient continent. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anomaly, archipelago, eroded, incorporated, intriguing, obscured, painstaking, remnants, and speculated.

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