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Daily Reader: Edition #140

Learn 62 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about the beloved children's book writer, E.L. Konigsburg; SNL funnyman Will Forte; and whether texting is killing the English language.

1. Postscript: E. L. Konigsburg (1930-2013)
New Yorker, 4/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The New Yorker: Postscript: E. L. Konigsburg (1930-2013)

Beloved children's book writer, E.L. Konigsburg, passed away last week leaving behind a legacy of childhood favorites. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abound, devour, eccentric, escapade, keen, pragmatist, provenance, sanctioned, and virtuous.

2. Will Forte: From ‘SNL’ to Star of ‘Run and Jump’ and ‘Nebraska’
The Daily Beast, 4/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Daily Beast: Will Forte: From ‘SNL’ to Star of ‘Run and Jump’ and ‘Nebraska’

Will Forte, long time SNL funnyman, is hoping to make the transition to movie star. Read more about this multi-talented actor and learn vocabulary words like adapted, compulsion, estranged, incompetent, isolation, parodied, penchant, redeem, and salvo.

3. Is Texting Killing the English Language?
Time, 4/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Time: Is Texting Killing the English Language?

Texting has only been around for a few years, and yet it has completely changed the way many of us write. Read more and learn vocabulary words like analogous, artifice, conveys, deliberate, empathy, illiterates, mechanism, scourge, and spontaneity.

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