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Daily Reader: Edition #126

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Learn 66 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about Easter: Peeps as art, Pope Francis' new Easter traditions, and fun with church signs.

1. Peep-stalgia: Modern moments captured in medium of yesteryear
Washington Post, 3/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19 (on first page)

Washington Post: Peep-stalgia: Modern moments captured in medium of yesteryear

Peeps are more than just the perfect Easter candy, they can also be used to create art! Read more and learn vocabulary words like apocalypse, commemorating, depict, diorama, discord, mimic, nostalgia, renditions, and ruminate.

2. Is Pope Francis Rewriting Easter?
Newsweek: The Daily Beast, 3/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

Newsweek - The Daily Beast: Is Pope Francis Rewriting Easter?

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter as pope by defying tradition and connecting with the masses. But not everyone is happy with his humbler approach to the papacy. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegations, blatant, corruption, delinquent, dossier, lavish, and reform.

3. On Easter, churches’ pithy signs flip back to pious
Washington Post, 3/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13 (on first page)

Washington Post: On Easter, churches’ pithy signs flip back to pious

Churches across America have come up with increasingly clever sayings for their church signs — i.e., "iPad, iPod, iPray." Read more and learn vocabulary words like attributed, congregation, irreverent, parish, prominent, provoke, secular, and transcendent.

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