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Daily Reader: Edition #274

Learn 78 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: where humans really rank on the food chain, the first ever lawsuit filed on behalf of a chimpanzee, and the debate over whether college is the right choice for every student.

1. Where Do Humans Really Rank on the Food Chain?
Smithsonian Magazine, 12/2/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

Smithsonian: Where Do Humans Really Rank on the Food Chain?

We like to think that humans are at the top of the food chain. But are we really? A new study shows that we're not quite as lofty as we think we are. Read more and learn vocabulary words like consumption, correlate, dire, fodder, obscures, and platitude.

2. This Man Was Shocked When His Chimpanzee Sued Him
The Daily Beast, 12/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The Daily Beast: This Man Was Shocked When His Chimpanzee Sued Him

In the first ever lawsuit of its kind, a non-profit is suing a man on behalf of his chimpanzee. Yes, you read that correctly. The chimp is suing to be freed from its owner. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acute, autonomous, culmination, dank, litigation, and sanctuary.

3. The college-for-all model isn't working
Los Angeles Times, 12/3/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

LA Times: The college-for-all model isn't working

In recent years, our cultural mantra has been that everyone should go to college. But is that really the best post-high school track for every student? This op-ed disagrees. Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocates, apprenticeship, burgeoning, ferment, skeptical, and vocational.

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