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Daily Reader: Edition #292

Learn 65 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Martin Luther King's revolutionary spirit, one writer's favorite TV ad right now, and some of the wacky old laws that are still in effect in Texas.

1. We Need MLK’s Revolutionary Spirit
The Daily Beast, 1/20/14

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

The Daily Beast: We Need MLK’s Revolutionary Spirit

Yesterday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It can be easy to remember only his legacy and forget the revolutionary that he was in his time. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abyss, docile, genuflecting, partisan, prophetic, and rhetoric.

2. My Current Favorite TV Ad
The Atlantic, 1/20/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Atlantic: My Current Favorite TV Ad

With so many great ads and some not-so-great ads on television right now, this writer picks his favorite ad of the season. Read more and learn vocabulary words like compelling, downcast, extent, noteworthy, ominous, and saccharine.

3. Wacky Texas Laws: Guess Which of These 4 Are Real
National Geographic, 1/17/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

National Geographic: Wacky Texas Laws: Guess Which of These 4 Are Real

They say that things are done differently down in Texas. Check out some of the funny historical laws that still remain on the books there. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleged, encroaching, plethora, provoked, reformed, and statute.

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