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Daily Reader: Edition #149

Learn 96 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about the fashion of The Great Gatsby, why science fiction writers always predict such dire futures for humankind, and the benefits of making kids referee their own sports games.

1. The Great Gatsby's Fabulous Betrayal of 1920s Fashion
The Atlantic, 5/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The Atlantic: The Great Gatsby's Fabulous Betrayal of 1920s Fashion (Image: Flickr user Brian Sawyer)

Director Baz Luhrmann's take on The Great Gatsby is over-the-top decadent and sumptuous, especially when it comes to fashion! Read more and learn vocabulary words like cultivated, depicts, entice, hierarchy, lavish, parvenus, priggish, rigors, and sartorial.

2. Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire the World to Save Itself?
Scientific American, 5/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

Scientific American: Can Science Fiction Writers Inspire the World to Save Itself? (Image: Flickr user Dan Zen)

Science fiction writers tend to paint a very bleak vision of the future, full of dystopian governments and evil cyborgs. Why is that? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguous, arcane, eerie, implausible, predicaments, premise, proliferation, and visionary.

3. Viewpoint: Make Kids Referee Their Own Sports Games
Time, 5/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Time: Make Kids Referee Their Own Sports Games (Image: Flickr user Brandon Giesbrecht)

What's a good way to teach students sportsmanship and fair play? This article suggests making them referee their own games! Read more and learn vocabulary words like accountable, adjudicating, ethos, inadvertent, incentive, infraction, metaphor, proxy, and simulates.

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Photo Credits: Brian Sawyer, Dan Zen, Brandon Giesbrecht