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Daily Reader: Edition #162

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: extreme weather in Australia, how smart is the word 'smart', and a new deadly strain of bird flu.

1. Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come?
National Geographic, 5/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 46

National Geographic: Is Australia the Face of Climate Change to Come?  (Image: Flickr user Shek Graham)

Australia has been experiencing unprecedented extreme weather. Is this a foreshadowing of what we can expect in the future? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anomaly, climatic, ferocity, havoc, imperative, languishing, portend, pristine, prominent, spate, and stoicism.

2. How Smart Is the Word Smart?
The Atlantic, 5/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

The Atlantic: How Smart Is the Word Smart? (Image: Flickr user Steven Depolo)

"Smart" can be a very loaded word — some hate it, while others want to nominate it for word of the year! What do you think? Read more and learn vocabulary words like apparent, begets, chameleon, citation, debut, glut, parse, succinctness, undermines, and widespread.

3. Tests show that deadly flu could spread among people
Science News, 5/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

Science News: Tests show that deadly flu could spread among people  (Image: Flickr user fotologic)

A new deadly strain of bird flu in Asia is raising concerns among scientists and researchers around the world. Should you be worried? Read more and learn vocabulary words like affected, attributes, evolve, exposed, inefficient, mutations, pandemic, prerequisite, recounts, and temporary.

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