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Daily Reader: Edition #279

Learn 83 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a new all-in-one coffee machine that turns raw beans into a freshly brewed cup of coffee, a new take on Santa Claus, and whether print magazines can survive in the digital era.

1. All-in-One Coffee Machine Turns Raw Beans Into a Freshly Brewed Cup
Smithsonian Magazine, 12/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Smithsonian: All-in-One Coffee Machine Turns Raw Beans Into a Freshly Brewed Cup

Coffee lovers can rejoice! A new machine promises to make a fresh-roasted cup of joe that will please even the pickiest coffee connoisseurs. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aficionados, coalesced, differentiate, foster, gauntlet, and prototypes.

2. Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore
Slate, 12/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

Slate: Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore

America is an increasingly multi-racial country, so why do we still represent Santa Claus as a white man? This author proposes a humorous suggested swap. Read more and learn vocabulary words like endemic, inundated, omnipresent, ostensibly, pantheon, and secular.

3. Can Print Magazines Save Themselves?
The Atlantic, 12/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

The Atlantic: Can Print Magazines Save Themselves?

When was the last time you read a print magazine? Do you think print magazines have any hope of surviving in the digital age? Read more and learn vocabulary words like copious, estimable, plaudit, precipitous, tenacious, and veritable.

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