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Daily Reader: Edition #196

Learn 65 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the evolution of dragons, high-tech goggles that give you superhero powers, and Oprah's latest movie about a long-time White House butler.

1. Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?
Popular Science, 7/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Popular Science: Could Dragons Have Existed If Evolution Had Taken A Different Turn?

So we know that dragons aren't real. But if natural selection had worked a little differently, could dragons be walking the earth today? Why not? Read more and learn vocabulary words like caustic, generate, mechanism, parallel, plausible, propel, repel, and theoretical.

2. Wild High-Tech Goggles Give You Superhero Senses
Wired, 7/30/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Wired: Wild High-Tech Goggles Give You Superhero Senses

Ever wish you had super powers? Now you can! New high-tech goggles can provide wearers with augmented hearing and vision. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthetic, augment, comprised, elegance, garnering, mundane, perception, and sedate.

3. 'The Butler' movie: Forest, Oprah and me
Washington Post, 7/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20 (on first page)

Washington Post: 'The Butler' movie: Forest, Oprah and me

Oprah Winfrey's latest project is a movie called The Butler, about the life of Eugene Allen, a long-time White House butler who served eight presidents. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adapted, conundrum, fortitude, illustrious, milestones, respective, resuscitated, and sacred.

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