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Daily Reader: Edition #284

Learn 104 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what jail and our justice system is really like, the concerns over animal welfare at zoos, and 2013's word of the year.

1. I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System
The Atlantic, 12/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 49

The Atlantic: I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

Every wonder what jail is really like? This writer got himself arrested so he could experience it first hand! Read more and learn vocabulary words like conviction, eluding, impunity, ominous, recidivism, and unwittingly.

2. National Zoo Deaths: "Circle of Life" or Animal Care Concerns?
National Geographic, 12/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

National Geographic: National Zoo Deaths: "Circle of Life" or Animal Care Concerns?

Did you love going to the zoo growing up? Many of us did! But new reports show that animals may not receive adequate care and attention in many of our nation's zoos. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adjoining, domesticated, notable, pathology, protocols, and succumbed.

3. Dictionary.com Chooses a 2013 Word of the Year with Gravitas
Time, 12/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

Time: Dictionary.com Chooses a 2013 Word of the Year with Gravitas

What was 2013's word of the year? No, it's not what you think. Instead, these editors picked a serious word that affects us all. Read more and learn vocabulary words like derived, equivocate, neologism, obscurity, resonance, and willfully.

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