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Daily Reader: Edition #208

Learn 91 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the inspiring story of skateboarder Danny Renaud, the argument for showcasing high fashion in museums, and how the news got less mean.

1. The Fall and Rise of Skateboarder Danny Renaud
The Daily Beast, 8/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20 (on first page)

The Daily Beast: The Fall and Rise of Skateboarder Danny Renaud

Danny Renaud is one of the best skateboarders in the world. Even more impressive is how he came back after a nine-story fall that shattered his legs. Read more and learn vocabulary words like amputate, consciousness, divined, gory, impetus, mesmerizing, resolute, and surreal.

2. The Degas Wears Prada
The New Republic, 8/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 54

TNR: The Degas Wears Prada

Some might argue that high fashion is a form of art. But does that mean that couture clothes belong in a museum? Read more and learn vocabulary words like altruistic, degradation, ersatz, frivolous, insidious, iterations, perplexing, and retrospective.

3. How the News Got Less Mean
Time, 8/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Time: How the News Got Less Mean

Many people get their news these days from social media. Research shows that the most shared stories tend to be feel-good ones! Read more and learn vocabulary words like conscientious, detrimental, elicit, optimistic, pragmatic, prevailing, sarcasm, and unique.

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