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Daily Reader: Edition #134

Learn 65 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about old-fashioned ‘snake oil‘ medicines, encoding secret messages in your Facebook photos with ‘Secretbook’, and what happens to school buildings when schools close.

1. What’s in Century-Old ‘Snake Oil’ Medicines? Mercury and Lead
Smithsonian Magazine, 4/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Smithsonian: What’s in Century-Old ‘Snake Oil’ Medicines? Mercury and Lead

If you were sick 100 years ago, there was no shortage of medicines to choose from. But what exactly was in them? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ailment, beneficial, cathartic, compound, ensure, outlandish, quack, resonance, and toxins.

2. ‘Secretbook’ Lets You Encode Hidden Messages in Your Facebook Pics
Wired, 4/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Wired: ‘Secretbook’ Lets You Encode Hidden Messages in Your Facebook Pics

Sending encoded hidden messages in photos used to be something that only spies could do. Not any more! There's a new app that will help you do just that. Read more and learn vocabulary words like algorithm, conceal, compresses, inadvertently, manipulated, redundancy, and subtle.

3. After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess
The Atlantic, 4/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Atlantic: After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess

Many districts around the country are closing under-enrolled schools. But what happens to those school buildings? Read more and learn vocabulary words like assessment, contend, demolish, derelict, dilapidated, foment, renovation, vacant, and veritable.

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