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Daily Reader: Edition #188

Learn 77 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: preview of Comic-Con 2013, surprising facts about daydreaming, and exercise in a pill.

1. Comic-Con 2013 Preview
Vanity Fair, 7/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Vanity Fair: Comic-Con 2013 Preview: George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, and Godzilla Unite for Good

Comic-Con 2013 kicked off yesterday in San Diego, CA! This event seems to get crazier each year — check out what this year's attendees can expect. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cavalcade, convention, creed, immaculately, impromptu, mania, piqued, preamble, and speculate.

2. Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming
National Geographic, 7/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

National Geographic: Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

Daydreaming often gets a bad rap, but it shouldn't! Studies show that daydreaming offers both pros and cons. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognitive, confronted, dormant, empathy, fluctuates, insights, phenomenon, simulates, and temporal.

3. What Would the 'Exercise Pill' Mean?
The Atlantic, 7/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

The Atlantic: What Would the 'Exercise Pill' Mean?

Imagine not having to exercise and instead, just taking a pill every day! Scientists say this could be a real possibility in the future. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affinity, augmenting, avert, judicious, lament, sustained, teeming, undermining, and virtuous.

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