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Daily Reader: Edition #299

Learn 128 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Obama's recent State of the Union address, State of the Union trivia throughout history, and what attending space school is really like.

1. Obama's State of the Union: Short on Promises, Long on Wishes
U.S. News, 1/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

US News: Obama's State of the Union: Short on Promises, Long on Wishes

On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address. What did you think of it? Here's one writer's opinion. Read more and learn vocabulary words like imperative, intransigent, narrative, rancorous, rhetoric, and scrutinized.

2. Everything You Wanted to Know About the State of the Union Address
U.S. News, 1/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

US News: Everything You Wanted to Know About the State of the Union Address

Which president gave the longest State of the Union address, coming in at just under 1.5 hours? Bill Clinton! Read more SOTU trivia and learn vocabulary words like diluted, expedient, extemporized, invaluable, rebuttal, and replete.

3. The Trials And Torments Of Space School
Popular Science, 1/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 76

Popular Science: The Trials And Torments Of Space School

Ever wonder what it would be like to attend space school and prepare to be an astronaut? Check out this writer's experience! Read more and learn vocabulary words like euphoric, gruesome, intermittent, physiology, strata, and velocity.

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