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Daily Reader: Edition #230

Learn 121 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: ten video games that made history for their amazing graphics, reflections on the hipster stereotype, and five science fiction classics to read.

1. 10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics
The New Republic, 9/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 59

TNR: 10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics

Ever since they were invented, video games have continually pushed the bounds of graphics and design. Read more and learn vocabulary words like indistinct, interminable, meandering, pugilists, seamless, unorthodox, and utilitarian.

2. It’s Hip to Be Hip, Too
Slate, 9/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36 (in article body)

Slate: It’s Hip to Be Hip, Too

Being called a 'hipster' these days is typically not a good thing. Why is that? Read more and learn vocabulary words like chameleon, deprecating, incessant, mercurial, salve, stark, and voracious.

3. Five Science Fiction Books That Matter
The Daily Beast, 9/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Daily Beast: Five Science Fiction Books That Matter

Are you a big fan of science fiction? Check out this author's picks for the five best science fiction classics. Read more and learn vocabulary words like conceit, conjured, devoured, limpid, plausible, scaffolding, and unadulterated.

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