Learn 119 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the best and worst Batman movies and TV shows; the purpose of the English major; and rehabilitating the image of America's Rust Belt.
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32
The controversial casting of Ben Affleck in the next Batman movie has elicited strong reactions from fans. Read more about the film exploits of the caped crusader and learn vocabulary words like bombastic, counterintuitive, debut, forte, impeccable, obscure, unprecedented, and xenophobia.
2. Why teach English?
New Yorker, 8/27/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 48
English majors have long been maligned for their choice of study. But why do we study the English language anyway? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bromides, dubious, estimable, momentous, platitudes, remunerative, tangible, and utilitarian.
3. A New Magazine Takes on Old Rust Belt Stereotypes
The Atlantic, 8/27/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 39
When you think of America's Rust Belt, the words "chic" or "trendy" probably don't come to mind. But a local magazine is hoping to change that. Read more and learn vocabulary words like caliber, derived, gamut, intrinsic, pejorative, psyche, queued, and surfeit.
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