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Daily Reader: Edition #155

Learn 50 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: 'The Big Bang Theory', unsolved diamond heists, and the ACT going online.

1. Why ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Is Better Than Ever
The Daily Beast, 5/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Daily Beast: Why ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Is Better Than Ever

The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular TV shows right now, with good reason! Read more about Sheldon Cooper and his quirky friends, and learn vocabulary words like characterization, effusion, elicit, extrapolate, ingrained, pernicious, precedent, and sentimental.

2. A Recent History of Diamond Heists
National Geographic, 5/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

National Geographic: A Recent History of Diamond Heists

Diamond heists seem to come straight out of the pages of a James Bond novel, but they happen more than you think. And even more surprising? Many of them are unsolved! Read more and learn vocabulary words like circuit, evidence, fruitless, perpetrators, precise, subtle, triggered, and wielding.

3. Digital ACT Test Set for 2015
U.S. News, 5/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

US News: Digital ACT Test Set for 2015

Put down your pencils, throw away your Scantrons, and turn on your computers. The ACT will be offered online starting in 2015! Read more and learn vocabulary words like assessment, capacity, hazards, induced, infrastructure, mandated, reverting, savvy, and widespread.

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