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Daily Reader: Edition #224

Learn 102 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the continuing-education programs at top universities, how fresh water is becoming a scarce natural resource, and the consequences of having a 1% army in the U.S.

1. Did I Really Go to Harvard if I Got My Degree Taking Online Classes?
The Atlantic, 9/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

The Atlantic: Did I Really Go to Harvard if I Got My Degree Taking Online Classes?

Many of the top schools in the U.S. offer continuing-education programs that accept students who might not otherwise be able to attend the school. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anathema, commandeered, definitive, inception, indigent, renowned, and stigma.

2. New Water Sources Won't Quench the World's Thirst
Businessweek, 9/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Businesssweek: New Water Sources Won't Quench the World's Thirst

Fresh drinkable water is rapidly becoming one of the world's most valuable and most scarce natural resources. Read more and learn vocabulary words like consumption, deterred, ensure, equitable, osmosis, revelation, and scarcity.

3. The 1 Percent Army: Andrew Bacevich on How America Lost the Military
The Daily Beast, 9/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 57

The Daily Beast: The 1 Percent Army: Andrew Bacevich on How America Lost the Military

Ever since the U.S. eliminated the draft and went with an all-volunteer army, many Americans have become increasingly disconnected from the military. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aberration, endemic, intemperate, polemicist, pundits, relegating, and undermined.

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