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Daily Reader: Edition #329

Learn 77 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the engineering of the chain restaurant menu, why white basketball players are inevitably compared to Larry Bird, and why it's so hard to remember what you hear.

1. The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu
The Atlantic, 3/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Atlantic: The Engineering of the Chain Restaurant Menu

You would be amazed by how much effort goes into creating the menus at your favorite chain restaurant. Read more and learn vocabulary words like demeanor, edible, entice, equity, paradox, and taxonomy.

2. Follow That Bird
Slate, 3/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Slate: Follow That Bird

Why is it that successful white basketball players inevitably get compared to Larry Bird? Read more and learn vocabulary words like allure, archetype, conjure, innate, intangibles, and ludicrous.

3. A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear
National Geographic, 3/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

National Geographic: A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

Scientists find that we are much better at remembering what we see compared to what we hear. Read more and learn vocabulary words like elapsed, endow, mechanism, proverb, robust, and ubiquitous.

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