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Daily Reader: Edition #185

Learn 120 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the debate over sugar, J.K. Rowling's pseudonym, and apartment hunting in Paris.

1. Is Sugar Really Toxic? Sifting through the Evidence
Scientific American, 7/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 74

Scientific American: Is Sugar Really Toxic? Sifting through the Evidence

Sugar is getting a bad rap in the press these days. Is it really that bad for you, or have the findings been exaggerated? Read more and learn vocabulary words like benign, deleterious, innate, inundate, onus, panacea, secrete, sequestered, and suppresses.

2. 'Robert Galbraith' and the Story Behind 7 Other Famous Pen Names
US News, 7/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

US News: 'Robert Galbraith' and the Story Behind 7 Other Famous Pen Names

J.K. Rowling is just the latest in a long line of famous authors who have published novels under a pseudonym. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anonymous, archaic, averse, derived, fathoms, liberating, measured, methodical, and revelation.

3. New Rent Laws Aim to Keep Paris From Becoming Only for the Rich
The Atlantic, 7/15/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Atlantic: New Rent Laws Aim to Keep Paris From Becoming Only for the Rich

Do you dream of living or studying abroad in Paris? Renting an apartment in "The City of Light" can be astronomically expensive, but new laws are hoping to change that. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, consensus, distinctive, muted, negligent, notorious, reticence, and unscrupulous.

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