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Daily Reader: Edition #179

Learn 78 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the summer solstice 'supermoon', the origins of the postcard, and the revolt of the global middle class.

1. Solstice Supermoon Fills Sky This Weekend
National Geographic, 6/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

National Geographic: Solstice Supermoon Fills Sky This Weekend (Image: Flickr user Adrian Scottow)

Did you catch the 'supermoon' this past weekend? Why does this phenomenon happen? Read more and learn vocabulary words like apogee, astronomical, celestial, coinciding, perigee, phenomena, and unique.

2. Tweeting by mail: The postcard's stormy birth
Los Angeles Times, 6/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

LA Times: Tweeting by mail: The postcard's stormy birth (Image: Flickr user eperales)

When postcards were first introduced, they were scorned by the cultural elite but quickly became popular around the world. Read more about the Instagram and Twitter of its day and learn vocabulary words like abomination, aficionados, appalled, capitulation, evoke, exemplify, forgo, frugality, and waxed.

3. The Revolt of the Global Middle Class
The Atlantic, 6/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

The Atlantic: The Revolt of the Global Middle Class (Image: Flickr user Semilla Luz)

What traits do recent events in Turkey, Brazil, and Iran share? And, what can we expect in the future? Read more for one writer's opinion and learn vocabulary words like austerity, brethren, burgeoning, jaded, loathes, monopoly, nascent, repercussions, and undermine.

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Photo Credits: Adrian Scottow, eperales, Semilla Luz