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Daily Reader: Edition #166

Learn 135 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether electric cars are really more eco-friendly, how Twitter schooled a professor about fat-shaming, and how reading literature can make you smarter and nicer.

1. Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?
Popular Science, 5/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 57

Popular Science: Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV? (Image: Flickr user Wes Gill)

Electric cars like the Tesla Model S have been touted as the eco-friendly cars of the future. Is all the hype over their improved energy efficiency just a lie? Read more and learn vocabulary words like antiquated, commodity, derivation, enumerate, implausible, nominal, pilloried, refuted, and zeal.

2. How Twitter Schooled an NYU Professor About Fat-Shaming
The Atlantic, 6/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Atlantic: How Twitter Schooled an NYU Professor About Fat-Shaming (Image: Flickr user Rosaura Ochoa)

A NYU professor's tweet disparaging fat graduate students went viral and highlighted the power of the Twitter community to right social wrongs. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abhorrent, conclusive, contrite, disdain, errant, eugenics, provocative, repugnant, and tenured.

3. Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer
Time, 6/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 55

Time: Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer (Image: Flickr user Fran Ontanaya)

You might wonder, why should I bother reading fiction and literature? The answer, according to researchers, is simple — it'll make you a better person! Read more and learn vocabulary words like ardent, deprived, distinctive, ecstatic, feeble, narrative, pragmatic, propelling, and robust.

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Photo Credits: Wes Gill, Rosaura Ochoa, Fran Ontanaya