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
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
"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
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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