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Daily Reader: Edition #239

Learn 97 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: an astrophysicist points out inaccuracies in 'Gravity', why Hawaii is a dream destination for so many travelers, and the year's best infographics.

1. Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checks 'Gravity'
The Atlantic, 10/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Atlantic: Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checks 'Gravity'

Gravity was a huge box office hit over the weekend. But how accurate is its portrayal of astronaut life in space? A famous astrophysicist weighs in. Read more and learn vocabulary words like depicts, furloughed, honed, imperative, justified, and juxtaposition.

2. I Can’t Shake Hawaii: An Ode to Returning to Places You’ve Been Before
The Daily Beast, 10/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

The Daily Beast: I Can’t Shake Hawaii

Are you dreaming of a vacation in Hawaii? You're not the only one! This travel writer explains why Hawaii is her favorite travel destination to visit. Read more and learn vocabulary words like agrarian, bestowing, infatuation, minutiae, putrid, reveries, and teeming.

3. 13 of the Year’s Best Infographics
Wired, 10/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

Wired: 13 of the Year’s Best Infographics

Infographics are everywhere. Check out some of the most popular infographics of the year and learn vocabulary words like burgeoning, idiosyncratic, integrity, orthodoxy, singular, stymied, and unambiguous.

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