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Daily Reader: Edition #360

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the origins of writerly words, whether firstborn children are more successful, and the rise of fatal superbugs.

1. The Origins of Writerly Words
Time, 4/30/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Time: The Origins of Writerly Words

Did you know that Shakespeare invented the world "bedazzled"? Read more and learn vocabulary words like conformist, deprecation, distortion, neologism, sanction, and trivial.

2. Study: Firstborn Children Dream Bigger, Achieve More
The Atlantic, 5/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

The Atlantic: Study: Firstborn Children Dream Bigger, Achieve More

A new study claims that firstborn children tend to be more successful. Do you think that's true? Read more and learn vocabulary words like aspiration, compulsory, phenomenon, pinnacle, predisposed, and successor.

3. Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says
National Geographic, 5/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

National Geographic: Fatal Superbugs: Antibiotics Losing Effectiveness, WHO Says

Our overuse of antibiotics is leading to the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Read more and learn vocabulary words like circumvent, mutation, paucity, propagating, render, and retain.

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