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Daily Reader: Edition #206

Learn 64 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: reflections from a writer who loves to dance, whether students should consider attending European universities, and the hype over Disney's Infinity video game.

1. I Can’t Dance
Slate, 8/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Slate: I Can’t Dance

Can't dance but love to dance? You're not the only one! So many of us fear that we lack rhythm on the dance floor. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affliction, beatific, contagious, coveted, fluency, mimicking, pernicious, and synchronize.

2. College: It's not just 'Made in the U.S.A.'
Los Angeles Times, 8/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

LA Times: College: It's not just 'Made in the U.S.A.'

Studying abroad in Europe for a semester is very popular among American college students. But what about going to a European university to get a bachelor's degree? Read more and learn vocabulary words like coveted, distinct, eclectic, emphatic, impediments, invariably, replicate, and theology.

3. Disney Infinity Is Massive, a Little Broken, and a Lot of Fun
Wired, 8/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Wired: Disney Infinity Is Massive, a Little Broken, and a Lot of Fun

Disney's Infinity, a video game that utilizes a mashup of characters from across the Disney pantheon, has finally launched amid much fanfare and hoopla. Is it any good? Read more and learn vocabulary words like clamber, deploy, exploits, franchise, ideal, logic, optimal, and respective.

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