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Daily Reader: Edition #123

Learn 54 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about Tina Fey's new movie 'Admission', modern-day treasure hunting, and Southwest Airline's identity crisis.

1. A Former Admissions Officer Assesses 'Admission'
U.S. News, 3/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

US News: A Former Admissions Officer Assesses 'Admission'

How accurate is Tina Fey's new comedy Admission about the trials and tribulations of a college admissions counselor? Read more to find out and learn vocabulary words like depiction, drudgery, eccentric, erratic, irate, pompous, revelation, and supposed.

2. The Lure of Sunken Riches: Fortunes Ahoy
The Economist, 3/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Economist: The Lure of Sunken Riches: Fortunes Ahoy

Thousands of modern-day treasure hunters roam the seas looking for sunken pirate ships from the past. They assume that if they find lost treasure, they can keep it. But is that true? Read more and learn vocabulary words like buccaneer, immunity, legitimate, odyssey, persistence, prevail, and salvage.

3. Southwest Airlines: We’re Not Really About Cheap Flights Anymore
Time, 3/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Time: Southwest Airlines: We’re Not Really About Cheap Flights Anymore

Southwest Airlines is known for its low prices, wacky sense of humor, and clever taglines — i.e., "Bags Fly Free." So what's going on in its latest ad campaign? Is the company changing its identity? Read more and learn vocabulary words like audible, debuted, inevitable, legacy, plucky, and proposition.

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