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Daily Reader: Edition #254

Learn 93 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether Japanese-style automated restaurants will succeed in the U.S., the science behind colorful sunsets, and funny neologisms to describe everyday nuisances.

1. Does This Japanese Restaurant Chain Foretell the End of the Waiter?
Smithsonian Magazine, 10/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Smithsonian: Does This Japanese Restaurant Chain Foretell the End of the Waiter?

Tough times in Japan have led to the rise of highly-efficient automated restaurants that don't need human waiters, busboys, or even cooks! Would these restaurants work in the U.S.? Read more and learn vocabulary words like compromising, disengage, ingrained, patrons, premise, and sanctuary.

2. Red Sky at Night: The Science of Sunsets
National Geographic, 10/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

National Geographic: Red Sky at Night: The Science of Sunsets

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning" is an old maritime expression. But is it true? Can colorful skies actually predict future weather? Read more and learn vocabulary words like condensed, disproportionate, mirage, muted, palette, and subjective.

3. The Word For ...
The New Yorker, 10/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 56

The New Yorker: The Word For ...

If you're stuck waiting for luggage at baggage claim, you're in "baggatory." A new book has coined hundreds of funny neologisms to describe everyday nuisances like the "factose intolerant" or the "polterguy." Read more and learn vocabulary words like callow, forlorn, jargon, putrefy, succinct, and ubiquitous.

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