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Daily Reader: Edition #160

Learn 110 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the new Xbox One, what graduation speeches should say but don't, and how China's one-child policy affects personality.

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1. Exclusive First Look at Xbox One
Wired, 5/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 67

Wired: Exclusive First Look at Xbox One (Image: Flickr user Frederik Hermann)

The Xbox One is almost here! Check out this exclusive sneak peak at the hotly anticipated new gaming console. Read more and learn vocabulary words like assimilate, conduit, dissipate, emulate, gambit, lamented, modulated, obsolete, paltry, proliferated, and rudimentary.

2. What Graduation Speeches Should Say but Don’t
Time, 5/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Time: What Graduation Speeches Should Say but Don’t (Image: Flickr user John Walker)

Graduation season is upon us! Check out what this writer thinks graduation speeches should tell us. Read more and learn vocabulary words like astray, disaffection, diversity, engage, flair, innovation, legions, liberal, sterile, and vocational.

3. China's One-Child Policy Affects Personality
Scientific American, 5/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Scientific American: China's One-Child Policy Affects Personality (Image: Flickr user akiwitz)

China is famous for its controversial one-child policy, and this article argues that the policy has impacted the personality of kids growing up in China. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ascent, burgeoning, conscientious, inclined, marred, neurotic, prosperity, traits, and trustworthiness.

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Photo Credits: Frederik Hermann, John Walker, akiwitz