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Daily Reader: Edition #207

Learn 76 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the new dystopian teen novel "The Bone Season", running DNA tests on the fish you eat, and the success of designer Michael Kors.

1. ‘The Bone Season’ Could Be the Next ‘Hunger Games,’ But Is It Any Good?
The Daily Beast, 8/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Daily Beast: ‘The Bone Season’ Could Be the Next ‘Hunger Games,’ But Is It Any Good?

Everyone is on the lookout for the next hot teen novel series. The latest contender is "The Bone Season", a seven-book fantasy series set in the U.K. Sound familiar? Read more and learn vocabulary words like copious, debut, garner, hallowed, oppressive, polarized, protagonist, and scion.

2. How DNA Testing Can Tell You What Type of Fish You’re Really Eating
Smithsonian Magazine, 8/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Smithsonian: How DNA Testing Can Tell You What Type of Fish You’re Really Eating

Do you love eating salmon or tuna or red snapper? How sure are you that you're eating the type of fish that you think you're eating? Read more and learn vocabulary words like analogous, astray, benign, ecological, gastronomy, isolate, scrutinizing, and thwarted.

3. Kors Celebre
Vanity Fair, 9/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18 (on first page)

Vanity Fair: Kors Celebre

Michael Kors is one of the most popular and lauded designers in the world. What are the secrets to his success in such a fickle industry? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cackles, connoted, disciples, empathetic, gesticulating, pedestrians, sentimental, and vulnerable.

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