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Daily Reader: Edition #122

Learn 90 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about cool buildings around the world, the impact of the Great Recession, and the Emanuel brothers.

1. Wired’s Weekly Picks of Stunning Architecture
Wired, 1/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 44

Wired’s Weekly Picks of Stunning Architecture

Are you a fan of funky buildings? This article is for you! Read more about the Shanghai building that looks like a bottle opener, the pink office building in Tokyo, and the Tetris-shaped bank in the former Soviet Union, and learn vocabulary words like cantilever, facade, integrate, labyrinthine, obtuse, recall, and stark.

2. In Barbara Garson's 'Down the Up Escalator,' the 99% make do
Los Angeles Times, 3/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

LA Times: In Barbara Garson's 'Down the Up Escalator,' the 99% make do

The Great Recession that started in 2008 is officially over, but for millions of Americans, life still hasn't reverted back to the good old days. Why is that? And what does this mean for our future? Read this book review and learn vocabulary words like anonymity, endured, ethos, grim, hapless, insightful, maudlin, and noteworthy.

3. Brothers in Arms: The Emanuel Brothers
The Economist, 3/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

The Economist: Brothers in Arms

Chances are you've heard of at least one of the Emanuel brothers. There's Rahm — current Chicago mayor and former chief of staff to Obama, Ari — a Hollywood agent that inspired the character Ari Gold in Entourage; and Ezekiel — the famous doctor. What's the secret to their family success? Read this book review and learn vocabulary words like analytical, curmudgeon, impose, notorious, pervasive, and tempestuous.

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