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Daily Reader: Edition #189

Learn 85 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: surprising facts about sweat, the accuracy of IQ tests, and the future of Detroit now that the city has declared bankruptcy.

1. 10 things you might not know about sweat
Chicago Tribune, 7/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Chicago Tribune: 10 things you might not know about sweat

With last week's record summer heat wave, you're probably all too familiar with sweat! But here are some interesting facts that you might not know. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antiseptic, genesis, miscellany, protege, recalled, repellent, rigorous, thrive, and toil.

2. American education and the IQ trap
Los Angeles Times, 7/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

LA Times: American education and the IQ trap

In the U.S., students are considered gifted if they are determined to have a high IQ. But is that fair? How accurate are IQ tests? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abstract, attest, empathy, galvanized, immutable, innate, intrinsic, paradigm, and yearning.

3. Detroit’s Bankruptcy Raises Questions That Go Far Beyond the City Limits
The Daily Beast, 7/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Daily Beast: Detroit’s Bankruptcy Raises Questions That Go Far Beyond the City Limits

Detroit, one of America's former great cities, has declared bankruptcy after years of decline. What does this mean for the 'Motor City' and for other cities in a similar position? Read more and learn vocabulary words like accrued, beleaguered, conciliatory, controversial, epidemic, leverage, precedent, revival, and unprecedented.

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