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Daily Reader: Edition #119

Learn 93 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about middle school failures, the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the impact of pollution on fish.

1. How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success
The Atlantic, 3/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

The Atlantic: How Middle School Failures Lead to Medical School Success

Recent studies show that parents who insulate their children from disappointment may rob them of the chance to develop self-esteem — and a good bedside manner. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acquisition, adversity, bristled, myriad, precarious, preserve, prestige, rampant, rigorous, resilience, and scrutiny.

2. 10 Years Ago, the U.S. Invaded Iraq
U.S.News & World Report, 3/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

US News: 10 Years Ago, the U.S. Invaded Iraq

Ten years later after the U.S. invaded Iraq — after the loss of 4,488 American lives and more than 100,000 Iraqi lives, with more than 32,000 Americans wounded, and $2 trillion in financial costs — the fate of Iraq is not clear. Read more and learn vocabulary words like daunting, diplomacy, epitome, jubilation, pacifist, perilous, prevail, resolution, and skepticism.

3. Fish Cannot Smell in Polluted Water
Scientific American, 3/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Scientific American: Fish Cannot Smell in Polluted Water

Fish in lakes tainted with metals are losing their sense of smell, stoking concern among experts that the problem could devastate populations. Read more and learn vocabulary words like basking, contaminated, covert, impaired, jeopardizing, profound, relevant, revived, species, and urban.

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