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
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
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
SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15
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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