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Daily Reader: Edition #227

Learn 117 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a review of Drake's new album, the new luxurious college dorms, and Whole Food's foray into less affluent neighborhoods.

1. Drake’s ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Is Good, But Not the Great Album We Were Hoping For
The Daily Beast, 9/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 52

The Daily Beast: Drake’s ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Is Good, But Not the Great Album We Were Hoping For

Drake's highly anticipated third album will be released next week. Find out why this reviewer was disappointed. Read more and learn vocabulary words like braggadocio, culminates, insouciance, panoply, posthumous, subterfuge, and vitriolic.

2. Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: How College Dorms Got Luxe
The New Republic, 9/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

TNR: Granite Countertops, Flat-Screen TVs, Fire Pits: How College Dorms Got Luxe

College dorm rooms used to be very spartan and minimalist. Not any more! Check out the new luxurious digs at these colleges. Read more and learn vocabulary words like amenities, arduous, commodious, dilapidated, indistinguishable, monastic, and obligatory.

3. Whole Foods Stretches Low-Income Strategy
Time, 9/19/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

Time: Whole Foods Stretches Low-Income Strategy

Whole Foods, best known as the premium supermarket for yuppies and suburbanites, is making a move into new less affluent neighborhoods. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cultivating, feasible, gambit, precedent, proximity, revitalize, and vibrant.

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