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Daily Reader: Edition #146

Learn 105 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about Iron Man 3, the science community's uproar over the Kiera Wilmot case, and fun facts about penguins.

1. Iron Man Three: Tony Stark Saves the World, Gets a Heart
Time, 4/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 64

Time: Iron Man Three: Tony Stark Saves the World, Gets a Heart (Image: Flickr user ShardsOfBlue)

Did you see Iron Man 3 this weekend? See if you agree with this critic's review of one of the biggest movies of this summer. Read more and learn vocabulary words like atrocity, curt, harbinger, imperative, minions, pallid, plausible, reckless, resolute, and splenetic.

2. Scientists’ Support for Kiera Wilmot #Solidarity4Wilmot
Scientific American, 5/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Scientific American: Scientists’ Support for Kiera Wilmot #Solidarity4Wilmot (Image: Flickr user zhouxuan12345678)

The science community is in an uproar over the treatment of Kiera Wilmot, a high school student who is being charged with a violent felony for conducting a failed science experiment at school that blew up the lab. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antics, derived, deter, initiate, legitimate, petition, sanctioned, and solidarity.

3. 14 Fun Facts About Penguins
Smithsonian Magazine, 4/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Smithsonian Magazine: 14 Fun Facts About Penguins (Image: Flickr user smerikal)

People love penguins! Here are some fun facts about these fascinating and cute aquatic birds. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abundance, camouflaged, carnivores, charismatic, predator, preen, quench, and species.

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