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Daily Reader: Edition #156

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about 'Star Trek Into Darkness'!

1. 'Star Trek Into Darkness' ramps up action, leaves room for heart
Los Angeles Times, 5/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Los Angeles Times: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' ramps up action, leaves room for heart (Image: Flickr user The_JIFF)

Did you see 'Star Trek Into Darkness' over the weekend? What did you think? Do you agree with this reviewer's assessment? Read more and learn vocabulary words like allusions, astute, bombast, bravado, elicit, exhaustive, fiasco, menace, mettle, primitive, and rogue.

2. 7 Reasons Why 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is A Beginner's Guide To Star Trek
Popular Science, 5/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Popular Science: 7 Reasons Why 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is A Beginner's Guide To Star Trek (Image: Flickr user The_JIFF)

New to Star Trek? This writer thinks that the latest movie is a great introduction to the franchise. Just note that there are movie spoilers in this article! Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, diagnostic, enormity, impending, ingenuity, jargon, resolve, touchstones, and venerable.

3. What Star Trek Into Darkness Could Tell Us About J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars
Wired, 5/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

Wired: What Star Trek Into Darkness Could Tell Us About J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars  (Image: Flickr user Andres Rueda)

J.J. Abrams, the director of 'Star Trek Into Darkness', is also the director of the next Star Wars installment. What does he have planned? Read more and learn vocabulary words like criticism, garnered, glean, insight, lackluster, myriad, narrative, reverence, and yore.

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