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Daily Reader: Edition #340

Learn 54 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether the selfie competition has gone too far, a bike elevator for steep hills, and the safety of your airport luggage.

1. ‘Selfie’ promotion: Did David Ortiz punk the president?
Washington Post, 4/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Washington Post: ‘Selfie’ promotion: Did David Ortiz punk the president?

Has the whole selfie competition gone too far? Read more and learn vocabulary words like contrived, ethical, raucous, reverence, spontaneous, and unwittingly.

2. This Bike Elevator Makes Steep Hills a Little More Manageable
The Atlantic, 4/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Atlantic: This Bike Elevator Makes Steep Hills a Little More Manageable

Biking up hills can be a killer. Here's an ingenious lift for bikers. Read more and learn vocabulary words like amenity, cavalier, liability, municipal, prototype, and seamless.

3. Stealing From Airport Luggage Is Rare (and Pretty Easy)
Businessweek, 4/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

BW: Stealing From Airport Luggage Is Rare (and Pretty Easy)

A lot of travelers are paranoid that their luggage will get stolen. Read more and learn vocabulary words like amorphous, covert, deter, sporadic, succumb, and systematic.

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