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Daily Reader: Edition #190

Learn 129 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about William and Kate's royal baby!

1. I’m Excited About The Royal Baby (And It’s Okay If You Are Too)
Scientific American, 7/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 53

Scientific American: I’m Excited About The Royal Baby (And It’s Okay If You Are Too)

The royal baby arrived yesterday to much fanfare and celebration around the world! Were you excited too? This author certainly was and explains why. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allure, bestow, coercion, heresy, morality, nepotism, opulent, sanctioned, and sovereign.

2. The Argument Against Royal Families
Time, 6/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 55

Time: The Argument Against Royal Families

This author wonders why we are so obsessed with British Royalty, when they are a living reminder of centuries of oppression and injustice. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegiance, anachronisms, antiquity, hapless, hyperbole, mendicants, myriad, patronage, and veritable.

3. Celebrate the Royal Baby With Barf Bags and £650 Porcelain Cats
The Atlantic, 7/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

The Atlantic: Celebrate the Royal Baby With Barf Bags and £650 Porcelain Cats

Looking for a souvenir to commemorate the birth of the royal baby? You have plenty of options. But some souvenirs are so bizarre, you might wonder who on earth would buy them?! Read more and learn vocabulary words like churlish, deluge, imperious, muted, resplendent, smitten, threadbare, and whimsy.

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