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Daily Reader: Edition #236

Learn 116 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney's new movie 'Gravity', whether high-school sports help or hurt academics, and one man's mission to give away one possession a day for a year.

1. 'Gravity' Is the Season's First Must-See Movie
The Atlantic, 10/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 40

The Atlantic: 'Gravity' Is the Season's First Must-See Movie

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney's new movie, Gravity, about an astronaut lost in space is getting rave reviews from critics. Read more and learn vocabulary words like artifice, calamity, discordantly, harrowing, serene, tentative, and visceral.

2. High-School Sports Aren't Killing Academics
The Atlantic, 10/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 54

The Atlantic: High-School Sports Aren't Killing Academics

New research shows that participating in high-school sports actually helps, instead of hinders, a student's academic performance. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bolster, curtailed, deprive, empirical, imperative, nominal, and undermine.

3. The Giveaway Guy: One Possession a Day for a Year
Time, 10/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Time: The Giveaway Guy: One Possession a Day for a Year

Ever feel like you have too much stuff? Read about a guy who decided to start giving away one of his possessions every day for a year and learn vocabulary words like conspicuous, divestiture, halcyon, paring, psyche, reclaimed, and tangible.

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