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Daily Reader: Edition #177

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, gender bias in TED presenters, and the debate over the value of a liberal arts education.

1. Heart-Stopping Survival as Heat Force Game 7
The New York Times, 6/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

NYTimes: Heart-Stopping Survival as Heat Force Game 7 (Image: Flickr user Keith Allison)

Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs is on tonight! Read about the Heat's thrilling last-minute save in game 6 to get us to a decisive game 7. Read more and learn vocabulary words like emergence, equilibrium, errant, intact, legacy, precise, resiliency, revelry, and undermined.

2. TED Conference's 'Most Inpired Thinkers' Overwhelmingly Men
U.S.News & World Report, 6/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

US News: TED Conference's 'Most Inpired Thinkers' Overwhelmingly Men (Image: Flickr user Jon Gosier)

A recent study found that 73% of TED presenters are male - mostly senior, elite, university professors. Is this really what innovation looks like? Read more and learn vocabulary words like adjuncts, affiliation, behemoth, collaborate, disconcerting, diversify, faculty, innovative, and urban.

3. Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong
Time, 6/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Time: Critics of the Liberal Arts Are Wrong (Image: Flickr user Jinx)

There has been a lot of talk recently about the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. Does that mean the liberal arts are now defunct? Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthetics, equivocation, ethics, gleaned, insight, proposition, pursuits, and sufficient.

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Photo Credits: Keith Allison, Jon Gosier, Jinx