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Daily Reader: Edition #110

Learn 87 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Sun Tzu Would Have Ruled at StarCraft
Wired, 3/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

Wired: Sun Tzu Would Have Ruled at StarCraft

Sun Tzu, who wrote The Art of War circa the sixth century BC, would have been unbeatable at StarCraft II. In the sci-fi strategy game, futuristic humans duke it out with alien races for galactic supremacy, and players act as generals. Read more and learn vocabulary words like caliber, conceal, excess, exploiting, innate, persistence, strategy, and unorthodox.

2. What Does the Unbelievably Bad Air Quality in Beijing Do to the Human Body?
Smithsonian Magazine, 3/1/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Smithsonian: What Does the Unbelievably Bad Air Quality in Beijing Do to the Human Body?

Beijing’s terrible air quality is currently in the news, and for good reason: The level of pollution present in the air there is unprecedented for a heavily populated area — what are the implications of this? Read more and learn vocabulary words like burrowing, curtailed, exacerbate, exertion, massive, predisposed, prolonged, pulmonary, and unprecedented.

3. GOP Establishment Charms While Tea Party Filibusters
U.S. News, 3/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 54

US News: GOP Establishment Charms While Tea Party Filibusters

What the heck is a filibuster? Read more about how Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky conducted an almost 13-hour filibuster against CIA director nominee John Brennan to demand more information on the administration's drone policies and learn vocabulary words like brutish, chastise, galvanizes, impressionable, libertarian, redress, revel, and touchstone.

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