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Daily Reader: Edition #172

Learn 111 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the cronut craze in NYC, the relationship between Hong Kong and China, and the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case finally goes to court.

1. Peak Cronut
The New Yorker, 6/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

The New Yorker: Peak Cronut (Image: Flickr user Arnold Gatilao)

Have you heard of the latest food craze sweeping New York City? Meet the cronut — half croissant, half doughnut! Read more and learn vocabulary words like ellipsis, extinguished, hybrid, illicit, indulgent, newfangled, pantheon, portmanteau, and queues.

2. Hong Kongers Are Mad As Hell. How Long Will They Take China's Interference?
The Atlantic, 6/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 53

The Atlantic: Hong Kongers Are Mad As Hell. How Long Will They Take China's Interference? (Image: Flickr user Herry Lawford)

It has been more than 15 years since Hong Kong rejoined China. How is the relationship between the semi-independent city state and the communist country? Read more and learn vocabulary words like arrogant, detractors, dissent, constituency, referendum, robust, subversion, suffrage, and vigil.

3. Sixteen Months Later: George Zimmerman's Trial Begins
The New Yorker, 6/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

The New Yorker: Sixteen Months Later: George Zimmerman's Trial Begins (Image: Flickr user Brian Turner)

After nearly a year and a half, one of the most controversial cases in recent years — the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman — will finally go to court. Read more and learn vocabulary words like catharsis, circuitous, doctrine, febrile, proclivity, proffered, resolution, solidarity, and utilitarian.

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Photo Credits: Arnold Gatilao, Herry Lawford, Brian Turner