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Daily Reader: Edition #130

Learn 98 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about how the cell phone was invented, the return of Hannibal Lecter, and new findings around food and diet.

1. 8 Guys, 6 Weeks: How the Cell Phone Was (Finally) Invented
The Atlantic, 4/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

The Atlantic: 8 Guys, 6 Weeks: How the Cell Phone Was (Finally) Invented

It's pretty much impossible to imagine modern life without cell phones. How was the cell phone originally invented? Read more about the first cell phone call 40 years ago this week and learn vocabulary words like counterpart, culmination, inclination, mantra, monopoly, ostensibly, personification, radiate, and tyranny.

2. Mads Mikkelsen On Playing the Tasty New Hannibal Lecter
Newsweek: The Daily Beast, 4/4/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 46

Newsweek - The Daily Beast: Mads Mikkelsen On Playing the Tasty New Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lecter, one of the scariest fictional serial killers ever imagined, comes back to life in a new TV show. Read more and learn vocabulary words like chronicles, detriment, diabolical, distraught, erudite, humanity, innuendo, and menacing.

3. 10 New Things We Know About Food and Diets
Smithsonian Magazine, 4/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Smithsonian: 10 New Things We Know About Food and Diets

Looking to eat a little healthier this spring? Check out this recap of what you should do to optimize your diet! Read more and learn vocabulary words like conventional, distress, evidence, moderation, prosaic, sated, tolerance, and unethical.

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