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Daily Reader: Edition #161

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the best and worst summer jobs, how to spend the summer before you leave for college, and the debate over great white sharks.

1. Our Best and Worst Summer Jobs
Slate Magazine, 5/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Slate: Our Best and Worst Summer Jobs (Image: Flickr user daveynin)

Everyone has had a bad summer job experience! Check out these hilarious accounts of the best and worst of summer jobs. Read more and learn vocabulary words like criticisms, homage, indulge, mogul, presumably, retaining, stifling, thrives, tolerable, venerable, and weary.

2. The Key to College Success: Summer
Time, 5/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

Time: The Key to College Success: Summer (Image: Flickr user Kev Moses)

It's easy to want to just kick back and relax the summer before you head off to college. But there are some key things that you can do to set yourself up for freshman year success. Read more and learn vocabulary words like confront, daunting, matriculate, mentor, misconceptions, peril, surmounted, and treacherous.

3. Are there too few great white sharks off California?
Los Angeles Times, 5/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

LA Times: Are there too few great white sharks off California? (Image: Flickr user Steve Garner)

If you're headed to the beach this summer, you may be worried that you'll see a shark. But that's increasingly unlikely. Some studies indicate that great white sharks may be more endangered than previously thought. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abundance, apex, distinctive, dorsal, imminent, legacy, polarized, and rebuttals.

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