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Daily Reader: Edition #338

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the alarming United Nations report on climate change, the science behind rituals, and why we need more laughter in our lives.

1. Climate change is here, now. Will the world act?
Los Angeles Times, 4/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

LA Times: Climate change is here, now. Will the world act?

A new United Nations report is calling attention to the alarming signs that climate change is already happening. Read more and learn vocabulary words like circumspect, extensive, harbingers, migrating, propel, and severity.

2. Fooling Ourselves: The Everyday role of Ritual
Scientific American, 3/31/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Scientific American: Fooling Ourselves: The Everyday role of Ritual

Baseball players are known for their wacky pre-game rituals. Is there any science behind having rituals? Read more and learn vocabulary words like absurd, bleak, drastic, intimation, preceding, and superstitious.

3. April Fools Day Is No Joke
Time, 4/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Time: April Fools Day Is No Joke

Did you get pranked yesterday? This writer explains why we need more laughter in our lives. Read more and learn vocabulary words like axiom, benign, bolstered, despots, foibles, and levity.

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