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Daily Reader: Edition #288

Learn 92 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the impact of the Blackfish documentary about killer whales, a recap of the 2014 Golden Globes Awards, and the battle between Google and Facebook.

1. First Person: How Far Will the Blackfish Effect Go?
National Geographic, 1/13/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

National Geographic: First Person: How Far Will the Blackfish Effect Go?

Blackfish, a new documentary that criticizes how killer whales are raised and treated in SeaWorld Theme Parks is getting a lot of attention. Read more and learn vocabulary words like doldrums, misleading, notable, provoking, sentient, and unequivocal.

2. Golden Globes Recap: Surprises, Snubs, and Successes
Vanity Fair, 1/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Vanity Fair: Golden Globes Recap: Surprises, Snubs, and Successes

Missed the 2014 Golden Globes Awards on Sunday? Check out this recap! Read more and learn vocabulary words like beguiling, cachet, effervescent, oblivious, proclivity, and shrewd.

3. Google Is Trying Harder Than Ever to Be Facebook
Slate, 1/13/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43 (on first page)

Slate: Google Is Trying Harder Than Ever to Be Facebook

The battle between the two tech giants, Google and Facebook, is heating up. Who will come out on top? Read more and learn vocabulary words like acumen, demurred, espoused, invasive, precocious, and stalwart.

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