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Daily Reader: Edition #212

Learn 92 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, why hushpuppies are the best fried food in existence, and the scientific pile-on effect with drinking soda.

1. 50 Feet From Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' Speech
U.S. News, 8/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30 (on first page)

US News: 50 Feet From Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech. Read one man's personal account of the historic day and learn vocabulary words like alluding, emancipation, ferment, incandescent, martyred, pinnacle, resonate, and rhetoric.

2. All Hail Hushpuppies
Slate, 8/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 41

Slate: All Hail Hushpuppies

This author argues that hushpuppies should win the award for best fried food in existence. What's so special about this southern food staple? Read more and learn vocabulary words like conjured, defensible, ethereal, ingenuity, ostensibly, pungent, transcendent, and zenith.

3. Soda and the Scientific Pile-On Effect
Time, 8/28/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Time: Soda and the Scientific Pile-On Effect

According to recent studies, consumption of soda has been correlated with everything from obesity to aggression to attention problems in children. Is it true? Read more and learn vocabulary words like acclaim, bias, convert, hypothesis, perverse, sanctimonious, spurious, and theoretical.

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