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Daily Reader: Edition #322

Learn 106 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a visual history of basketball through its sneakers, what separates humans from animals, and the changing landscape of Venice.

1. A Visual History: Basketball Through Its Sneakers
The New Republic, 3/2/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

TNR: A Visual History: Basketball Through Its Sneakers

Here's a history of basketball, as seen through the evolution of its footwear. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abated, ethos, integrated, ostensibly, precedent, and prominence.

2. What Separates Us From the Animals?
Slate, 3/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 65 (on first page)

Slate: What Separates Us From the Animals?

What truly separates humans from other animals? The answer may surprise you! Read more and learn vocabulary words like avid, cumulative, empathy, narratives, relevant, and traits.

3. How We Picture a City: Venice and Google Maps
The Atlantic, 3/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Atlantic: How We Picture a City: Venice and Google Maps

An artist has superimposed classical paintings of Venice onto modern-day Google Map images of Venice with remarkable results. Read more and learn vocabulary words like demolished, distill, fidelity, inviolable, juxtaposed, and sojourn.

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