Learn 69 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: our love of portmanteaus, how bug spray works, and a museum of everyday art.
1. A bromance of 'Sharknado' and 'cronut'
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23
From bromance to Brangelina to Sharknado to cronut, we sure love our portmanteaus lately. What's the deal with these hybrid words? Read more and learn vocabulary words like artifice, caustic, curmudgeonly, cynicism, decadent, denouncing, disparate, epigram, and manque.
2. Bugs Be Gone! What’s Really in Bug Spray
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24
On hot summer evenings, bug spray can be indispensable. But how exactly does it work? Read more and learn vocabulary words like assessment, compounds, derivative, dismissing, douse, embark, excess, onslaught, synthetic, and warding.
3. A Museum Show of Broken Umbrellas and Old Coffee Cups
The Atlantic, 7/17/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22
We go to museums to see great art. But what about the art of everyday life? Would you go to a museum that turned broken umbrellas into art? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cerulean, explicitly, icons, idiosyncratic, metropolitan, multiplicity, narrate, quotidian, and ubiquity.
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