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Daily Reader: Edition #191

Learn 100 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the future of Lonely Planet Travel Guides, the existence of the Fountain of Youth, and the tough job of being a criminal defense lawyer in China.

1. Lonely Planet Blues: Consumer Nostalgia Is Not a Good Business
Business Week, 7/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Business Week: Lonely Planet Blues: Consumer Nostalgia Is Not a Good Business

Lonely Planet Travel Guides have helped a generation of college students backpack their way around the world. Are these iconic books on their way out? Read more and learn vocabulary words like devotees, distress, garnered, homage, indulge, ironic, mementos, revered, and succumbs.

2. Florida's Radioactive Fountain of Youth May Prolong Life
National Geographic, 7/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

National Geographic: Florida's Radioactive Fountain of Youth May Prolong Life

The Fountain of Youth has long been romanticized about in myths and legends. But some Florida locals believe they have found it! Read more and learn vocabulary words like abuts, compound, contaminant, deficiency, distinctive, humdrum, mulled, osmosis, and ubiquity.

3. The Precarious Lives of Criminal Defense Lawyers in China
The Atlantic, 7/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 58

The Atlantic: The Precarious Lives of Criminal Defense Lawyers in China

Being a criminal defense lawyer can be a tough job, especially in China. Read more about a small but growing group of lawyers hoping to change the criminal justice system in China and learn vocabulary words like axiomatic, excoriated, grim, prognosticating, reprieve, somber, torrent, and vociferous.

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