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Daily Reader: Edition #111

Learn 104 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. The Sad, Century-Long History of Terrible 'Wizard of Oz' Movies
The Atlantic, 3/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

The Atlantic: The Sad, Century-Long History of Terrible 'Wizard of Oz' Movies

According to this article, the new Oz the Great and Powerful represents just the latest in a series of forgettable Wizard of Oz spin-offs. Why has it been so difficult to successfully revisit the Emerald City? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bleak, debuted, franchise, poignant, redemption, resonate, stark, unprecedented, and vivid.

2. Let’s Not Spring Forward.
Scientific American, 3/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

Scientific American: Let’s Not Spring Forward.

Still feeling sleepy thanks to Daylight Saving Time? Some argue that this decades-old practice of resetting our clocks needs to be retired! Read more and learn vocabulary words like cacophony, clarity, counterparts, dismay, imposed, indulge, placid, robust, synchronize, and urban.

3. Egyptian Soccer Fans Rampage Over Court Verdicts
Time Magazine, 3/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 41

Time: Egyptian Soccer Fans Rampage Over Court Verdicts

Egyptian soccer fans rampaged through the heart of Cairo on Saturday, furious about the acquittal of seven police officers while death sentences against 21 alleged rioters were confirmed in a trial over a stadium melee that left 74 people dead. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegations, collusion, intervene, melee, negligence, terminate, unorthodox, upheld, and vital.

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