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Daily Reader: Edition #309

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: historical accuracy in movies, a city without street names, and the growing pilot shortage.

1. History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates
Los Angeles Times, 2/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

LA Times: History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates

Since so many people learn history by watching movies, do filmmakers have a responsibility to make their films historically accurate? Read more and learn vocabulary words like consolidate, excess, imperative, narrative, potent, and speculation.

2. A City Where the Streets Now Have Names
The Atlantic, 2/11/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

The Atlantic: A City Where the Streets Now Have Names

In some cities in Africa, streets don't have names making it hard to deliver mail, collect taxes, and provide services. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accountable, indigenous, metropolitan, municipal, petty, and torturous.

3. Yes, There’s a Pilot Shortage: Salaries Start at $21,000
Businessweek, 2/11/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

BW: Yes, There’s a Pilot Shortage: Salaries Start at $21,000

With such low starting salaries for pilots, it's no wonder we're facing a shortage of them. Why are wages so low? Read more and learn vocabulary words like dismantle, exacerbates, furlough, mandated, onerous, and refute.

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