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Daily Reader: Edition #375

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what female Disney villains have in common, the popularity of Minecraft, and how much it would cost to hire Taylor Swift for your next party.

1. What Do All These Female Disney Villains Have in Common?
Time, 5/22/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 12

Time: What Do All These Female Disney Villains Have in Common?

Female villains in Disney movies have one surprising thing in common! Read more and learn vocabulary words like antagonist, bemoans, benevolence, scorned, snubbed, and supposed.

Daily Reader: Edition #374

Learn 81 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how Nutella conquered America, the beauty of murals, and an idea for revising the SAT.

1. How Nutella Conquered America
The Daily Beast, 5/21/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Daily Beast: How Nutella Conquered America

How did Nutella, the delicious hazelnut chocolate spread, get so popular in the U.S.? Read more and learn vocabulary words like austerity, devotees, niche, noteworthy, solidify, and ubiquitous.

Daily Reader: Edition #373

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the popularity of GoPro, the evolution of spam, and how to develop a photographic memory.

1. GoPro Is Turning into a Media Company
The Atlantic, 5/20/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

The Atlantic: GoPro Is Turning into a Media Company

GoPro is the camera of choice for adventurers and thrill-seekers. The company now has plans to expand. Read more and learn vocabulary words like complement, convergence, entity, intuitive, mechanisms, and transformation.

Daily Reader: Edition #372

Learn 60 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the 150 new words being added to the dictionary this year, why airplane food tastes bad, and Facebook takes on Snapchat with a new app.

1. #Selfie, Steampunk, Catfish: See This Year’s New Dictionary Words
Time, 5/19/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Time: #Selfie, Steampunk, Catfish: See This Year’s New Dictionary Words

Merriam-Webster is adding 150 new words to its dictionary. Find out which ones made the cut! Read more and learn vocabulary words like deceptive, designated, discarded, preceded, prominent, and widespread.