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Daily Reader: Edition #376

Learn 59 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why US brands are still so popular, the phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, and how people 100 years ago thought we’d be living today.

1. Why U.S. Brands Remain World’s Most Valuable
The Daily Beast, 6/1/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

The Daily Beast: Why U.S. Brands Remain World’s Most Valuable

Despite growing anti-American sentiments in some parts of the world, American brands are still as popular as ever. Read more and learn vocabulary words like derive, facilitates, gleaned, nonentity, predicated, and resonate.

2. Why Do We Love Manhattanhenge So Much?
The Atlantic, 5/29/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

The Atlantic: Why Do We Love Manhattanhenge So Much?

In case you missed Manhattanhenge last week, here are some beautiful photos of the phenomenon. Read more and learn vocabulary words like apocalyptic, ephemeral, inextricable, notorious, portmanteau, and prodigious.

3. Here’s How People 100 Years Ago Thought We’d Be Living Today
Wired, 5/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

Wired: Here’s How People 100 Years Ago Thought We’d Be Living Today

People who lived a century ago had some funny ideas about what life would be like in 2014. Read more and learn vocabulary words like conventional, extrapolating, illuminated, mode, prescient, and relevant.

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