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Daily Reader: Edition #181

Learn 85 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: contentious high school student government elections, the brainiest cities in America, and the history of the Porsche sports car.

1. A Brief History of Hard-Nosed Politics in Campus Elections
Time, 6/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Time: A Brief History of Hard-Nosed Politics in Campus Elections (Image: Flickr user Public Information Office)

High school student government elections can be incredibly controversial and heated. Check out these five examples from recent years. Read more and learn vocabulary words like diversity, domination, garnered, inequity, infraction, mandated, ostensibly, reform, and segregated.

2. Are These America's Brainiest Cities?
The Atlantic, 6/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Atlantic: Are These America's Brainiest Cities? (Image: Flickr user Doug Kerr)

Cities with lots of "smart" citizens can have a considerable economic advantage over other cities. So which metro areas are the "brainiest" in the country? Read more and learn vocabulary words like aggregated, cognitive, correlation, irrelevant, orientation, predominate, and prominence.

3. Porsche: 50 Years of the World’s Greatest Sports Car
Wired, 6/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 39

Wired: Porsche: 50 Years of the World’s Greatest Sports Car (Image: Flickr user Jim Woodward)

Porsche has been producing sports cars for 50 years. Here's a look back at some of their most popular models and the story behind their development. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ardent, debut, eschewed, honed, infamy, iterations, predecessor, purists, and synonymous.

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Photo Credits: Public Information Office, Doug Kerr, Jim Woodward