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Daily Reader: Edition #268

Learn 63 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a new ridesharing service that also helps you make friends, how you might use a drone in the future, and the conspiracy theories around JFK's assassination.

1. Can Hailing a Ride Really Be About Making Friends Again?
The Atlantic, 11/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

The Atlantic: Can Hailing a Ride Really Be About Making Friends Again?

Lyft, a new ridesharing service, allows you to hitch a ride with a stranger instead of hailing a cab. They say it's a great way to make new friends! Would you use it? Read more and learn vocabulary words like admonishes, anecdote, conveys, distinction, liability, and reverential.

2. The Drones of the Future Won’t Kill, They’ll Take Selfies
Wired, 11/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Wired: The Drones of the Future Won’t Kill, They’ll Take Selfies

When you think of drones, you probably think of the military. But drones actually have a lot of potential as a personal electronic device! Read more and learn vocabulary words like autonomous, menacing, narcissistic, subtle, tandem, and vantage.

3. JFK Conspiracy Theories Will Never Die
Time, 11/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Time: JFK Conspiracy Theories Will Never Die

This week marks 50 years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated, but conspiracy theories still abound. Why are there so many believers? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cascade, demise, loom, niche, provoke, and radical.

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