Learn 121 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how our names impact our lives, why we don't eat insects, and the once ubiquitous tech sounds that are becoming extinct.
1. Amid Royal Baby Name Wait, Asking if Names Affect Life
National Geographic, 7/24/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25
The new baby prince has a name — George Alexander Louis! But what's in a name, after all? As Shakespeare famously wrote, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Or would it? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bestowed, cherish, egotism, moniker, overt, posited, progeny, and subtle.
2. What’s stopping us from eating insects?
Scientific American, 7/24/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 69
Some people are very adventurous in their eating habits, so why don't people try eating bugs? That's the question being posed by a NYC researcher. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bourgeois, consciousness, cultivating, dismantling, eradicated, forage, niche, pestilent, and stark.
3. Say Goodbye to the Tech Sounds You’ll Never Hear Again
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27
Do you remember the sound of a dial-up 56k modem booting up or a CD skipping? Those sounds, once ubiquitous, are now nearly extinct. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bygone, cusp, deranged, erratic, nostalgic, notorious, perforated, prelude, and smug.
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