Learn 103 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how sports teams can save a city, what scientists can learn from old Hawaiian restaurant menus, and the story of a small bookstore trying to enter the e-book business.
1. Sports Teams Really Can Save a City
The Atlantic, 8/12/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 58
Professional sports aren't just fun to watch. They can play a major role in turning around a struggling city — just ask Indianapolis, IN. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aesthetic, cursory, ideology, juxtaposition, laudable, relegate, unmitigated, and vantage.
2. What Can Old Menus From Hawaii Tell Us About Changing Ocean Health?
Smithsonian Magazine, 8/12/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18
By analyzing Hawaiian restaurant menus from the past century, scientists have uncovered interesting data around changes in the Pacific Ocean fish population. Read more and learn vocabulary words like assessment, bountiful, corroborate, detriment, hoarded, inferred, premise, and proxy.
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27
Amazon and Barnes & Noble aren't the only players in the e-book device business. A small San Francisco bookstore is also entering the fray. Read more and learn vocabulary words like avert, behemoth, detachment, epitome, negligible, purveyors, tedious, and viable.
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