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Daily Reader: Edition #261

Learn 73 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why humans are hardwired to hate bugs, some amazing human survival stories, and the shockingly high number of Americans who experience poverty.

1. Get That &%$@ Thing Away From Me: Why Humans Hate Bugs
Popular Science, 11/06/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

Popular Science: Get That &%$@ Thing Away From Me: Why Humans Hate Bugs

I admit that I hate bugs! But I'm not the only one. Studies show that humans are hardwired to hate creepy crawly creatures. Read more and learn vocabulary words like brevity, discourse, evoke, psyche, sublime, and truncated.

2. Six Greatest Acts of Human Endurance
Daily Beast, 11/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

The Daily Beast: Six Greatest Acts of Human Endurance

Humans are capable of unbelievable feats of physical and mental endurance. Read about six amazing survival stories and learn vocabulary words like brazen, dignity, grueling, indomitable, ordeal, and persistence.

3. A Shockingly High Number of Americans Experience Poverty
The Atlantic, 11/6/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

The Atlantic: A Shockingly High Number of Americans Experience Poverty

It can be easy to think that poverty doesn't exist in your neighborhood, but studies show that poverty is much more pervasive than previously thought. Read more and learn vocabulary words like careening, chronic, impoverished, metaphor, prolonged, and traumatic.

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