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Daily Reader: Edition #199

Learn 66 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: amazing sand castle creations, the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston, and whether millennials care about car ownership.

1. The 2013 Artist Sand Castle Competition Hosted by Creative Time
The Daily Beast, 8/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

The Daily Beast: The 2013 Artist Sand Castle Competition Hosted by Creative Time

There are the sand castles that you make at the beach. And then there are these unbelievable masterpieces crafted by artists. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allotted, deliberation, endeavor, ethos, lever, provoking, renaissance, and subtle.

2. The Science of the Great Molasses Flood
Scientific American, 8/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25 (on first page)

Scientific American: The Science of the Great Molasses Flood

Tsunamis are horrifying enough. But science shows that the Great Molasses Flood of 1919 in Boston, MA was actually worse than a water tsunami. Read more and learn vocabulary words like calamity, relevant, ensuing, grating, recounts, stationary, velocity, and viscosity.

3. Do Millennials Really Want Cars, Or Not?
Time, 8/9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Time: Do Millennials Really Want Cars, Or Not?

There's a big debate in business about whether young consumers will continue to view car ownership as a key step towards adulthood. What's your take? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bolsters, cited, demographic, endeavor, impression, mode, negligible, and premise.

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