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Daily Reader: Edition #249

Learn 101 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the making of the iconic movie 'Mary Poppins', New York City's looming food disaster, and the genetics of bargain hunting.

1. ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’
The Daily Beast, 10/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

The Daily Beast: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Reveals the Battle Over Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’

Mary Poppins is a movie enjoyed by children around the world. But an upcoming movie with Tom Hanks reveals that making the iconic movie was anything but enjoyable for the directors, producers, and writers. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cantankerous, frivolous, irascible, repercussions, and trepidation.

2. New York's Looming Food Disaster
The Atlantic, 10/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 49

The Atlantic: New York's Looming Food Disaster

New York City purports to be a city where you can buy anything you want. But is that true? Studies show that the city is highly susceptible to a food shortage in the event of a disaster. Read more and learn vocabulary words like contingent, glut, reverberated, systemic, and vestiges.

3. The Genetics of Bargain Hunting
Time, 10/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Time: The Genetics of Bargain Hunting

Do you wake up early on Black Friday to score a bargain? Or are you content to pay full price in exchange for a more peaceful shopping experience? Studies show that a love for bargain hunting is in your genes! Read more and learn vocabulary words like frugality, indigence, migrated, propensity, roiling, and torpor.

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