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Daily Reader: Edition #277

Learn 79 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how department store holiday windows are created, why fast food workers are going on strike, and a book recommendation for Hunger Games fans.

1. Tales of a Bergdorf Goodman Window Dresser
The Daily Beast, 12/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Daily Beast: Tales of a Bergdorf Goodman Window Dresser

It's that time of year! It's time to admire the holiday windows at the major department stores! Read about how these holiday spectacles are created and learn vocabulary words like compendium, dioramas, ephemeral, gothic, inverted, and thematic.

2. They're Not Lovin' It
U.S. News, 12/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

US News: They're Not Lovin' It

Across the U.S. last week, many fast food workers went on strike to protest for higher wages and better working conditions. Read more and learn vocabulary words like derided, enshrined, legitimate, pernicious, stagnant, and subsidized.

3. Forget Winning the Hunger Games — One of the Best YA Series Is a Story of Failure
Wired, 12/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Wired: Forget Winning the Hunger Games — One of the Best YA Series Is a Story of Failure

Need a new young adult book series to read? Check out this classic but obscure series about a boy's fight to restore humanity after an alien invasion. Read more and learn vocabulary words like infiltrate, monotonous, riveting, smug, subservient, and visionary.

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