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Daily Reader: Edition #369

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the end of the banana, why Smokey Bear is getting a makeover, and the growing trend of fashionista toddlers.

1. Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?
Popular Science, 5/13/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 27

Popular Science: Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Scientists are worried that one of the world's most popular fruits may be wiped out by a virulent fungus. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bleak, inadvertently, malady, mitigate, singular, and subsistence.

2. Smokey Bear, nearly 70, gets a millennial makeover
Los Angeles Times, 5/13/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

LA Times: Smokey Bear, nearly 70, gets a millennial makeover

Smokey Bear, the popular character that warns children about the dangers of forest fires, is getting a makeover! Read more and learn vocabulary words like anthropomorphism, humanity, parched, psyche, venerable, and vigilant.

3. The Littlest Fashionista Is Just Plain Stinkin’ Cute
The Daily Beast, 5/13/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 10

The Daily Beast: The Littlest Fashionista Is Just Plain Stinkin’ Cute

Many of these toddlers are more fashion-forward than adults! Read more and learn vocabulary words like dapper, derived, emphasize, epic, hacking, and mimicking.

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