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Daily Reader: Edition #273

Learn 90 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: fun facts about Thanksgiving, why some people have so much trouble navigating maps, and a review of Disney's new movie 'Frozen'.

1. Thanksgiving 2013: What to Know About Turkey Day
National Geographic, 11/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

National Geographic: Thanksgiving 2013: What to Know About Turkey Day

How much do you really know about Thanksgiving? Here's a collection of fun tidbits about the history, food, and traditions behind many people's favorite holiday. Read more and learn vocabulary words like chagrin, debut, encroaching, remembrance, respite, and sustenance.

2. Bad at Reading Maps? Maybe Your Brain Just Needs Better Maps
Wired, 11/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Wired: Bad at Reading Maps? Maybe Your Brain Just Needs Better Maps

With millions of Americans about to hit the road for Thanksgiving, why is it that some people are good at navigating maps while others are hopeless? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abstract, cognitive, distinguish, intangible, meandering, and perspective.

3. ‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’
The Daily Beast, 11/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 41

The Daily Beast: ‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’

Disney's latest animated film, Frozen, is being praised by many reviewers. Should you go see it? Read more and learn vocabulary words like antagonist, crescendo, mired, nostalgia, precocious, and vindication.

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