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Daily Reader: Edition #129

Learn 55 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about handling the North Korea crisis, the discovery of a gigantic tarantula, and preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

1. Reaching out to North Korea
Los Angeles Times, 4/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

LA Times: Reaching out to North Korea

Should we take Kim Jong Un's belligerent threats seriously? Hard to tell. Check out this op-ed's suggestions for how the U.S. should handle the situation. Read more and learn vocabulary words like astute, compatible, confrontation, deflect, dismiss, escalating, juncture, and rhetoric.

2. New Giant Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka
Wired, 4/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Wired: New Giant Tarantula Discovered in Sri Lanka

Scientists have recently discovered a giant tarantula the size of your face! That's right, the size of your face! Its legs are 8-inches long - yikes! Read more and learn vocabulary words like curator, fraught, indigenous, ornate, provoke, scouring, taxonomic, and venomous.

3. The Stadiums of Rio: Why They Are Not Yet Ready for the Olympics
Time, 4/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Time: The Stadiums of Rio: Why They Are Not Yet Ready for the Olympics

The Rio 2016 Olympics are still 3 years away, but some are already concerned that the underlying infrastructure — including stadiums — won't be completed in time. Read more and learn vocabulary words like barren, corroded, demolished, grim, momentous, proponents, shoddy, and topple.

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