Learn 77 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: preparations for this weekend's Super Bowl, the snowpocalypse in Atlanta, and New Zealand's plan to redesign its flag.
1. Keeping Super Bowl Lights On: An Extra Line, Generators in Place
National Geographic, 1/30/2014
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32
The Super Bowl is this weekend! And the players aren't the only ones preparing for the big game. Officials are determined to prevent another embarrassing mid-game power outage. Read more and learn vocabulary words like augment, exposition, ferreting, incandescent, painstaking, and tolerant.
2. Snowpocalypse in Atlanta and The Walking Dead
The Atlantic, 1/30/2014
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27
In the aftermath of the snowstorm that crippled Atlanta, GA earlier this week, did the media firestorm around the botched preparations help or hurt the situation? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bedlam, calamitous, horde, retaliation, sentiment, and tantamount.
3. New Zealand Wants A Middle Earth Flag
The Daily Beast, 1/30/2014
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18
New Zealand is considering ditching the Union Jack from its flag and replacing it with something that is more symbolic of the island nation. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cachet, dour, emulate, herald, remnants, and vestiges.
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