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Daily Reader: Edition #183

Learn 107 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the future of the US-Africa relationship, the impact of Ethiopia’s decision to dam the Nile, and the loss of obscure foreign languages.

1. Opinion: Obama Needs an Africa Policy
U.S. News, 6/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

US News Opinion: Obama Needs an Africa Policy (Image: Flickr user David Berkowitz)

President Obama is in the middle of a high-profile trip to Africa. What does this mean for the relationship between the U.S. and African countries? Read more and learn vocabulary words like catalyst, clarity, engage, impetus, incentives, infrastructure, legacy, parallels, and rhetoric.

2. Ethiopia’s Plan to Dam the Nile Has Egypt Fuming
Time, 6/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Time: Ethiopia’s Plan to Dam the Nile Has Egypt Fuming (Image: Flickr user David Berkowitz)

The Nile River is the lifeblood of Egypt, both economically and culturally. What will happen if Ethiopia succeeds in building a dam that would cut off the river? Read more and learn vocabulary words like arid, ascertain, defiant, irking, leverage, opposition, pragmatic, specter, and undermine.

3. First Person: Save a Language, Save a Culture
National Geographic, 6/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 45

National Geographic: First Person: Save a Language, Save a Culture (Image: Flickr user Minnesota Historical Society)

Many of the world's obscure languages are becoming extinct. This impacts much more than just linguistics. Read more and learn vocabulary words like counterfeiting, flouted, herculean, pernicious, preservation, pretensions, suppression, sustain, and vagrant.

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