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Daily Reader: Edition #210

Learn 113 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the smartest dog in the world, who will win the US Open men's tennis championship, and the history behind a classic Beatles song.

1. I Met The World's Smartest Dog
Popular Science, 8/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Popular Science: I Met The World's Smartest Dog

We've always known that dogs are smart animals. But this dog seems to understand human language. How is this possible? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognition, dexterous, dissimilar, inferences, lackadaisical, rambunctious, scouring, and syntax.

2. Can Anyone Beat Rafael Nadal? The U.S. Open Edition
The Atlantic, 8/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 64

The Atlantic: Can Anyone Beat Rafael Nadal?: The U.S. Open Edition

The U.S. Open, the final tennis grand slam of the year, kicked off yesterday in New York. Who has the best odds of taking home the men's championship? Read more and learn vocabulary words like acuity, duress, finesse, lackluster, levity, rejuvenated, subtle, and unfathomable.

3. How 'Hey Jude' Marked a Change for the Beatles, America, and Music
The Atlantic, 8/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

The Atlantic: How 'Hey Jude' Marked a Change for the Beatles, America, and Music

Hey Jude, the classic Beatles song, was more than just a hit record. The song reflected the history and the culture of its day. Read more and learn vocabulary words like communal, consolation, dismissed, ecstatic, euphoria, lyrical, trifle, and zeitgeist.

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