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Daily Reader: Edition #115

Learn 72 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about moods & morals, 'Veronica Mars' on Kickstarter, and lion meat.

1. How Your Moral Decisions are Shaped by a Bad Mood
Scientific American, 3/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21 (on first page)

Scientific American: How Your Moral Decisions are Shaped by a Bad Mood

A recent study shows that people’s mood can strongly influence their moral decisions. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguity, engaged, hypothesis, hypothetical, mechanism, neutral, resolve, shortcomings, and trifles.

2. Anyone Know of a Better Charity Than the 'Veronica Mars' Movie?
The Atlantic, 3/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

The Atlantic: Anyone Know of a Better Charity Than the 'Veronica Mars' Movie?

A television writer launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie based on the cult teen detective show Veronica Mars. But not everyone is a fan. Read more and learn vocabulary words like arrogance, gauche, guise, indulgence, ire, palatable, pretense, prominent, reciprocity, theoretically, and unseemly.

3. Proposed Lion-Meat Ban Shines Light on Wild-Animal Meat
National Geographic, 3/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

National Geographic: Proposed Lion-Meat Ban Shines Light on Wild-Animal Meat

Did you know that lions are being farmed for meat in the United States to sell in restaurants? Experts say that eating carnivores like lions and bears may not be a great idea for your health. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accumulate, covet, curtail, foraged, palatable, parasites, purveyor, and tonic.

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