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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.

2. Why Airplane Food Is So Bad
The Atlantic, 5/19/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Atlantic: Why Airplane Food Is So Bad

As it turns out, it's hard to make airplane food taste good because our sense of taste deteriorates when we're up in the air! Read more and learn vocabulary words like anecdotal, credence, palatable, placated, suppresses, and threshold.

3. Spurned by Snapchat, Facebook Builds Its Own Version Called Slingshot
The Wire, 5/19/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 11

The Wire: Spurned by Snapchat, Facebook Builds Its Own Version Called Slingshot

Facebook is planning to compete directly with Snapchat by launching a new app called Slingshot. Will you use it? Read more and learn vocabulary words like anonymity, demographic, executed, hinder, and presumably.

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