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Daily Reader: Edition #150

Learn 118 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about performance enhancement drug use, Brad Pitt's new movie, and the impact of sitting all day on your health.

1. Is Human Enhancement Cheating?
Slate, 5/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 63

Slate: Is Human Enhancement Cheating?

Are performance enhancement drugs and surgeries legal in sports? Of course not. But what about on the battlefield? Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegations, archetypal, conglomerates, idyllic, illusory, pervasive, quotidian, retribution, and visceral.

2. Brad Pitt's World War Z Drama
Vanity Fair, June 2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43 (on first page)

Vanity Fair: Brad Pitt's World War Z Drama

Brad Pitt is a veteran movie superstar, but making blockbuster films can be a challenge, even for him! Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegory, eclectic, entice, gloat, incoherent, lucrative, mediocrity, pandemic, and solace.

3. Overweight? It's Not Your Desk's Fault
U.S. News, 5/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 12

US News: Overweight? It's Not Your Desk's Fault

There has been a lot of press recently about the health perils of sitting at a desk all day. Is that the cause of our obesity epidemic? Read more and learn vocabulary words like accumulate, amass, discretion, equivalent, perspective, and vindicate.

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