Learn 77 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how Beyonce pulled off her top-secret album release, whether affluenza is a real psychological condition, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s Game of Thrones.
1. Inside Beyonce’s Top-Secret Album Release: What We Know About How She Pulled It Off
Vanity Fair, 12/13/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22
Beyonce’s surprise album was the biggest entertainment news of the weekend! How did she pull off this unprecedented covert operation? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abide, coy, eerie, leverage, qualms, and shrouded.
2. Psychologist: “Affluenza” is Junk Science
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31
Do you think that it's possible to suffer from "affluenza" — i.e., the problem of being so rich that you can't understand the consequences of your actions? A judge in Texas accepted this defense last week. Read more and learn vocabulary words like empathy, ironic, mitigating, negligible, and skepticism.
3. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un’s Game of Thrones
The Daily Beast, 12/15/2013
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24
What's happening in North Korea right now is even crazier than what you might see in a TV show! The young dictator, Kim John-un, has gone on a killing spree — first executing his ex-girlfriend and then his uncle. Read more and learn vocabulary words like absurd, despicable, guise, insolence, and lackadaisical.
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