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Daily Reader: Edition #202

Learn 80 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a Downton Abbey preview, the next generation of bioplastic utensils, and what Gmail is really doing with your emails.

1. Downton Abbey Preview: A Dozen Things We Already Know About Season Four
Vanity Fair, 8/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Vanity Fair: Downton Abbey Preview

American fans will have to wait 'til January to see the next season of Downton Abbey. But here are some things that we know are in store for us! Read more and learn vocabulary words like aristocracy, dowager, expository, impeccable, inimitable, morbid, sublime, and wit.

2. Surreal Bioplastic Utensils That Look Like Veggies
Wired, 8/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Wired: Surreal Bioplastic Utensils That Look Like Veggies

We use and discard plastic utensils without even thinking about it. But what if we could replace them with really cool-looking biodegradable ones? Read more and learn vocabulary words like agrarian, concocted, crude, derived, exhortation, homage, prototypes, and refined.

3. Google Says Gmail Users Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation of Privacy’
Time, 8/14/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

Time: Google Says Gmail Users Have ‘No Legitimate Expectation of Privacy’

You probably use your Gmail dozens of times a day on multiple devices. But what kind of privacy are you giving up for the free email service? Read more and learn vocabulary words like allege, convey, ethical, onus, paranoia, parse, salient, and statutes.

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