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Daily Reader: Edition #336

Learn 92 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the science behind humor, Tucson’s most mexcellent hot dog, and 5 of the world's most worrisome disputed territories.

1. The Science Behind a Laughter Epidemic and Other Ways that Humor Works
The New Republic, 3/30/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

TNR: The Science Behind a Laughter Epidemic and Other Ways that Humor Works

What makes things funny? And how does humor differ across cultures? Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleged, benign, caveat, elicits, psychosomatic, and subtle.

2. El Guero Canelo Serves Tucson’s Most Mexcellent Hot Dog
The Daily Beast, 3/30/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

Daily Beast: El Guero Canelo Serves Tucson’s Most Mexcellent Hot Dog

One of America's most beloved foods, the hot dog, gets a cool tex-mex twist. Read more and learn vocabulary words like connoisseurs, conspicuous, extraneous, notoriety, repertoire, and vital.

3. 5 of the World's Most Worrisome Disputed Territories
National Geographic, 3/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 44

National Geographic: 5 of the World's Most Worrisome Disputed Territories

Crimea is only one of many hotly disputed territories around the world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegiance, annexed, indigenous, precedent, pretext, and sanctions.

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