Recommendation 1 from ‘The Newyorker’

Article Name:‘MUGGLEMARCH’

By: ‘Editors’

The Rowling effect

Summary:

The article offers an insight into JK Rowling’s next novel, briefly discussing it’s plot, character, setting and it’s similarity to her own life. Talking about JK Rowling’s introspective nature, the huge success of her novel and another of her novel ‘The Casual Vacancy’ and the whole controversy surrounding it, the writer concludes by talking about visit to her office in Edinburgh, a little about the city and her office.

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Learn Words from the article:

Whodunnit: A story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel, play or movie
Imminent: Close in time; about to occur
Intimately: In a close manner

Recommendation 2 from ‘The LA times’

Article Name:‘Exhibit A-word’

By: ‘Geoffrey Nunberg’

Focusing on the A-word

Summary:

The article talks about the use of A-word today and how the meaning attached with the word has changed, talking about it’s origin. It talks of various other activities/ actions and their interpretation in today’s world. Describing situations where the word gets used, the writer tells what it is to label someone with the A-word and how we insult our own selves than someone other.

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Harangues: A loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
Bewail: Regret strongly
Scurrilous: Expressing offensive reproach

Recommendation 3 from ‘Bloomberg’

Article Name:‘Poverty, Inequality Aren’t as Bad as You Think’

By: ‘Editors’

Poverty and Inequality statistics

Summary:

The article talks about poverty and unemployment in the US, giving statistics to illustrate the real picture. Overlooked tax credits and measurement flaws are stated as causes that make poverty levels appear higher. It talks about the need to strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit and the role of automatic stabilizers and how the stats regarding inequality are misinterpreted in a similar way, giving the real cause of closing of the inequality gap.

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Gibe: An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
Chasm: A deep opening in the earth’s surface
Ardently: In a manner characterized by intense emotion.

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