Learn 82 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the Harvard cheating scandal, the compassion deficit of the wealthy, and Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
1. Many Students Cheat—Not Just Harvard's Freshmen
The New Republic, 9/8/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19
In a recent survey of Harvard freshmen, 42% admitted to having cheated on homework in high school. Is cheating more pervasive than previously thought? Read more and learn vocabulary words like calibers, deter, futile, juxtaposes, lackluster, propensity, rampant, and recalled.
2. The wealthy's compassion deficit
Los Angeles Times, 9/8/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25
A recent study shows that wealthy people are not only less compassionate than the poor, but they're also more likely to lie, cheat, and steal. Yikes! Read more and learn vocabulary words like attribute, engender, ethics, indolence, magnanimous, paradoxes, paragons, and salve.
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38
All of Japan is celebrating Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. What does this mean for the future of Japan? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abstaining, calamity, contender, deliberate, lavish, resurgence, stagnation, and valediction.
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