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Daily Reader: Edition #267

Learn 50 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a documentary about the classic cartoon Calvin and Hobbes, the popularity of webcomic Hyperbole and a Half, and the best way to deliver good news and bad news.

1. ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Celebrates the Glory of Calvin and Hobbes on Film
The Daily Beast, 11/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Daily Beast: ‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Celebrates the Glory of Calvin and Hobbes on Film

Who doesn't love Calvin and Hobbes? A new documentary takes us behind the creation of the classic cartoon strip. Read more and learn vocabulary words like assiduously, demise, inimitable, malignant, syndicated, and touchstones.

2. Explore the Nerdy Side of Hyperbole and a Half’s Allie Brosh
Wired, 11/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Wired: Explore the Nerdy Side of Hyperbole and a Half’s Allie Brosh

You might not have heard of Allie Brosh, but many of you probably have seen her googly-eyed cartoon protagonist that has gone viral on the web. Read more and learn vocabulary words like atheist, immolated, proliferation, rampant, sacrilege, and skepticism.

3. Good News or Bad News: Which Do You Want First?
National Geographic, 11/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

National Geographic: Good News or Bad News: Which Do You Want First?

It turns out there is a right answer to the question, "Do you want the good news or the bad news first?" Read more and learn vocabulary words like acronym, garbled, grim, jargon, palliative, and prognosis.

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