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Daily Reader: Edition #276

Learn 146 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

1. The Indispensable Man: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
Time, 12/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 88

Time: The Indispensable Man: Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

The world lost a great hero yesterday with the passing of South African leader Nelson Mandela. Read more about the life of this iconic man and learn vocabulary words like affable, dismantle, poignant, renounce, prophetic, and untenable.

2. Nelson Mandela’s Most Inspiring Quotes
The Daily Beast, 12/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

The Daily Beast: Nelson Mandela’s Most Inspiring Quotes

During his 27-year imprisonment, Nelson Mandela inspired people through his speeches and letters. Read some of his most inspiring quotes and learn vocabulary words like apartheid, convicted, ensure, firebrand, reconciliation, and solitude.

3. Will the World Produce Another Nelson Mandela?
The Atlantic, 12/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 40

The Atlantic: Will the World Produce Another Nelson Mandela?

With the passing of Mandela, this writer wonders whether the next generation of world leaders will ever be able to live up to his example. Read more and learn vocabulary words like charismatic, devotion, eulogized, junta, reverence, and transmuted.

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