Learn 80 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why Aussies are the happiest people in the world, former child stars weigh in on the Amanda Bynes meltdown, and the accuracy of brain scans.
1. First Person: Happiness Is … Being an Aussie
National Geographic, 6/4/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25
An international study ranked Australia as the happiest country in the world for the third year in a row. So why are Aussies so happy? Read more and learn vocabulary words like austerity, censorious, distinction, fortified, fresco, insatiable, robust, ruthless, tolerance, and wistfully.
2. The Amanda Bynes Meltdown: What Former Child Stars Are Saying
The Daily Beast, 6/4/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26
Amanda Bynes is the latest former child star to go through a very public meltdown. What is it about childhood fame that seems to increase the likelihood of adult troubles? Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleged, candid, carnage, exacerbating, illuminating, incisive, pontificating, and precocious.
3. Don’t Read Too Much Into Brain Scans
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29
We've seen them everywhere — in the news, on crime shows — but apparently, brain scans aren't as accurate as they've been portrayed to be. Read more and learn vocabulary words like arsenal, dubious, inference, invaluable, parallel, renders, resonance, simplistic, and subjective.
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