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Daily Reader: Edition #311

Learn 81 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the curious geography of American greetings, why millennials trust social media above all else, and the greatest butlers in pop culture history.

1. What We Mean When We Say Hello
The Atlantic, 2/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

The Atlantic: What We Mean When We Say Hello

In the U.S., when you meet someone for the first time, how you start the conversation will likely depend on what part of the country you're from. Read more and learn vocabulary words like analogous, deduce, indelible, parlance, parochial, and transient.

2. Millennials: Trust No One But Twitter
Time, 2/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Time: Millennials: Trust No One But Twitter

This article claims that today's millennials trust info from social media more than info from established institutions like companies or governments. What do you think? Read more and learn vocabulary words like behest, circumvent, disdain, frugal, rife, and wary.

3. The 10 Greatest Butlers in Pop Culture History
Wired, 2/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Wired: The 10 Greatest Butlers in Pop Culture History

From Carson in Downton Abbey to Alfred in Batman, butlers have been popular characters throughout pop culture. Read more and learn vocabulary words like devotion, ineptitude, protocol, remit, requisite, and sarcastic.

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