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Daily Reader: Edition #153

Learn 132 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the IRS scandal, how Twitter can predict American Idol results, and the complicated legacy of American business tycoon Henry Ford.

1. A Real Scandal at the IRS
U.S. News, 5/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

US News: A Real Scandal at the IRS

The IRS is under fire because some of its employees specifically targeted conservative groups for special attention and harassment. Read more about the scandal and learn vocabulary words like alleged, audit, condoned, discredit, exhaustive, integrity, malfeasance, moniker, and warranted.

2. Idol Tweets: Mapping the Social Space with Twitter
Scientific American, 5/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

Scientific American: Idol Tweets: Mapping the Social Space with Twitter

A recent study shows that American Idol results can easily be predicted by monitoring Twitter chatter. Read more and learn vocabulary words like biases, consensus, detritus, exploiting, inducing, marginal, phenomena, proverbial, and rendition.

3. Henry Ford: The Crank That Set the World Rolling
The Wall Street Journal, 5/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 77

WSJ: Henry Ford: The Crank That Set the World Rolling

Henry Ford was a classic American business tycoon, but researchers have found that he employed some pretty questionable business tactics. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accrue, bigotry, callous, drudgery, incoherence, libel, obtuseness, pithy, plaudits, and retrograde.

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