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Daily Reader: Edition #250

Learn 110 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether the iWatch will be successful, hunting after historical sea monsters, and a mood map of the U.S.A.

1. Why the iWatch Will Likely Fail
Time, 10/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Time: Why the iWatch Will Likely Fail

If Apple were to create an iWatch, would you wear it? Some critics think that wearable technology like smartwatches just won't be that popular. Read more and learn vocabulary words like decorum, narcissism, nonchalant, presaged, punctiliousness, and ubiquitous.

2. Hunting Giant Octopuses, Flying Turtles, and Other Ancient Sea Monsters
Wired, 10/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

Wired: Hunting Giant Octopuses, Flying Turtles, and Other Ancient Sea Monsters

Throughout history, humans have believed in the existence of sea monsters — from swimming dragons to aquatic unicorns. Were they on to something? Read more and learn vocabulary words like adorning, depiction, inclination, menagerie, ornate, and schematic.

3. An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude
Time, 10/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

Time: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude

According to a team of researchers, the folks in Wisconsin are the most extroverted while the folks in South Carolina are the most conscientious. Which state best matches your personality? Read more and learn vocabulary words like boisterous, contiguous, ebullient, fractious, temperament, and uninhibited.

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