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Daily Reader: Edition #226

Learn 146 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Kate and William's life post-baby, the world's tallest vertical garden, and the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.

1. Duchess Kate’s Life with George
Vanity Fair, October 2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 79

Vanity Fair: Duchess Kate’s Life with George

Kate and William have led a very private life in the months since the arrival of their son George. Read more for a sneak peek into the life of the royals and learn vocabulary words like confronting, daunting, dictated, elated, protocol, summoned, and surreal.

2. The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Like a Niagara Falls of Plants
The Atlantic, 9/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 29

The Atlantic: The World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Like a Niagara Falls of Plants

In an attempt to make urban cities more green, one botanist is building vertical gardens in major cities across the world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abode, beguiling, deluges, facade, pinnacle, shrouded, and verdant.

3. The 5 Biggest Myths about the Endangered Species Act
Scientific American, 9/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

Scientific American: The 5 Biggest Myths about the Endangered Species Act

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Did this landmark U.S. legislation actually achieve its goals? Read more and learn vocabulary words like degradation, fosters, inviolate, misconception, negligible, preclude, and turbine.

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