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Daily Reader: Edition #100

Learn 63 vocabulary words from today's Oscar-themed Daily Reader:

1. How to Win Your Oscar Pool, with Math!
The Atlantic, 2/22/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

The Atlantic: How to Win Your Oscar Pool, with Math!

College student Ben Zauzmer's mathematical model correctly picked 15 out of 20 of the Academy Award winners last year. Find out how well he's aiming to do this year and learn vocabulary words like boon, confounded, conventional, dialogue, guild, momentum, peril, propel, pundits, and unprecedented.

2. Oscar’s Bizarre Swag Bag
Newsweek: The Daily Beast, 2/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Newsweek: Oscar’s Bizarre Swag Bag: Condoms, Circus Training, and More

Windex? Lint rollers? Maple syrup? Read this article to peek inside the curious gift bag going home with this year’s Oscar nominees and learn vocabulary words including charity, consciousness, contenders, covet, deemed, emblazoned, loot, maven, opulence, presume, and solace.

3. Does the Academy Use Retina-Scan Safes, and Other Questions for the Two Guys Who Count the Oscar Ballots
Vanity Fair, 2/20/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

Vanity Fair: Does the Academy Use Retina-Scan Safes, and Other Questions for the Two Guys Who Count the Oscar Ballots

Rick Rosas and Brad Oltmanns probably take the Oscars more seriously than anyone else. That's because they're the guys counting the 2013 Oscar ballots! Read more about their experience and learn vocabulary words like consolidate, diffuses, disclose, divulge, facile, grueling, impenetrable, insolent, nonchalance, superstitious, and tenure.

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