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Daily Reader: Edition #151

Learn 176 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 reviews of The Great Gatsby!

1. Director Baz Luhrmann gets ‘The Great Gatsby’ just right
Chicago Sun-Times, 5/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Chicago Sun-Times: Director Baz Luhrmann gets ‘The Great Gatsby’ just right

This reviewer loved the movie and felt that it perfectly captured the essence of the novel and its iconic main character. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anachronistic, charisma, cipher, decadent, elusive, grandiose, nefarious, polarizing, and quaint.

2. The Grating 'Gatsby'
The Wall Street Journal, 5/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 84

WSJ: The Grating 'Gatsby'

This reviewer hated the movie and called it an "exercise in absurd excess" that "derogates the artistry of Fitzgerald." Read more and learn vocabulary words like agog, banality, calumny, gregarious, incipient, intractably, surrogate, vestige, and yearning.

3. Perhaps Baz Luhrmann Should Have Just Made a Musical Great Gatsby After All
Vanity Fair, 5/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 57

Vanity Fair: Perhaps Baz Luhrmann Should Have Just Made a Musical Great Gatsby After All

This reviewer is somewhere in between, offering a more moderate opinion on the film adaptation. Read more and learn vocabulary words like audacity, climactic, elude, ineffable, jaundiced, overwrought, potency, reverential, vigil, and scrupulous.

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