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Daily Reader: Edition #184

Learn 58 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the tragic death of Cory Monteith, the hype over 'Sharknado', and the survival of telegrams in the 21st century.

1. Cory Monteith's Best 'Glee' Performances
The Daily Beast, 7/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Daily Beast: Cory Monteith's Best 'Glee' Performances

Cory Monteith, best known for portraying the lovable Finn Hudson on Glee, died at the age of 31 this past weekend. Read more about his legacy and learn vocabulary words like cohesive, dynamic, fictitious, medley, phenomenon, propelled, proponent, rendition, and rousing.

2. We Watched "Sharknado"
The New Yorker, 7/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

The New Yorker: We Watched "Sharknado"

Sharknado took over Twitter when it aired on TV last week, but did anyone actually watch the movie? And was it any good? Read more and learn vocabulary words like armada, coy, dismay, durable, gory, incidental, mettle, redeemed, and slapdash.

3. Reports of the Telegram’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Time, 7/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Time: Reports of the Telegram’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

It may be hard to believe, but telegrams are still widely used in many parts of the world! Read more about how telegrams are still used in India and learn vocabulary words like accessible, averse, erratic, linguistic, parity, patronizing, plethora, resuscitate, and thriving.

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