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Daily Reader: Edition #366

Learn 97 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls, the off-court fashion of basketball players, and how we got taller in the last century.

1. Nigeria's Boko Haram: Who Are They and What Do They Want?
National Geographic, 5/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

National Geographic: Nigeria's Boko Haram: Who Are They and What Do They Want?

Who are the terrorists behind the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls? Read more and learn vocabulary words like dispersed, faction, insurgent, notorious, permeates, and vigilantes.

2. NBA Style: Full-Court Dress
The Daily Beast, 5/11/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Daily Beast: NBA Style: Full-Court Dress

A lot of NBA players are becoming known for their off-court fashion style. Read more and learn vocabulary words like advent, aesthetic, enamored, inimitable, resurgence, and sartorial.

3. How We Get Tall
The Atlantic, 5/9/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

The Atlantic: How We Get Tall

Humans have grown taller in the last 100 years. How did this happen? Read more and learn vocabulary words like counterparts, illiterate, metropolis, obscure, ravaged, and suppressed.

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