Learn 89 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:
1. Opinion: The Case for Reviving Extinct Species
National Geographic, 3/11/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 41
Many "bodily extinct" species are not actually "genetically extinct," because their DNA is recoverable from museum specimens and fossils, even those up to 200,000 years old. So should we try to recreate them? Read more and learn vocabulary words like deciduous, icons, invokes, laden, profound, resurrection, susceptible, tundra, vibrant, and vulnerable.
2. Everyone's leaning in on Sheryl Sandberg
Los Angeles Times, 3/5/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's new book, "Lean In," has stirred controversy across the media, rallying both critics and defenders to its cause. Read more and learn vocabulary words like arrogant, cynicism, elitist, grandiose, impediments, iteration, manifesto, prominent, and substantive.
3. “Chemical” Is Not a Bad Word
Scientific American, 3/8/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28
These days, the word “chemical” is generally perceived to be a negative thing. But are chemicals really so bad? After all, we are all made up of chemicals. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, conscientious, derived, incalculable, irked, misleading, noteworthy, olfactory, resounded, synthetic, toxic, and vital.
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