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Daily Reader: Edition #295

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: your Starbucks alter ego, a new book on Egyptomania, and real-life Willy Wonkas who are using science to reinvent candy.

1. What's Your Starbucks Name?
The Atlantic, 1/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Atlantic: What's Your Starbucks Name?

Many Starbucks regulars have a "Starbucks Name" that they use when putting in their orders. What's up with this? Read more and learn vocabulary words like dialogue, kinship, moniker, notorious, sparing, and surmised.

2. Egyptomania: Our 3,000 Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs
Washington Post, 1/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

Washington Post: Egyptomania: Our 3,000 Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs

A new book explores our enduring fascination with Egypt and its ancient treasures, for example the tomb of King Tut. Read more and learn vocabulary words like alchemists, hermetic, ingenuity, lurid, occult, and vindictive.

3. Meet the Mad Scientists Who Invented Edible Fireworks
Wired, 1/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Wired: Meet the Mad Scientists Who Invented Edible Fireworks

Meet two real-life Willy Wonkas who are trying to merge candy with science to create some fascinating new treats. Read more and learn vocabulary words like distinct, feasible, outlandish, penchant, pyrotechnics, and recalls.

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