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Daily Reader: Edition #193

Learn 69 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the best convertibles ever built, why girls should play more video games, and why summer vacation can set some children back.

1. The 14 Most Awesome Convertibles Ever Built
Wired, 7/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

Wired: The 14 Most Awesome Convertibles Ever Built

Summertime is made for driving around in a convertible. What are some of the most iconic convertibles ever built? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anemic, chassis, elongated, extraneous, mutating, rigidity, sloth, and successor.

2. Viewpoint: Girls Should Play More Video Games
Time, 7/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Time: Viewpoint: Girls Should Play More Video Games

You often hear the argument that too many boys spend too much time playing video games. But this author argues that girls would benefit from spending more time playing video games. Read more and learn vocabulary words like blanch, durable, eliminate, exposure, malleable, persist, and spatial.

3. Summer Vacation Is Evil
Slate, 7/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Slate: Summer Vacation Is Evil

The summer is probably every kid's favorite time of year. But for some kids, going on summer vacation can actually set them back. Read more and learn vocabulary words like absurd, affluent, cumulative, nostrums, prosperous, subsidized, sustenance, and undermines.

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