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Daily Reader: Edition #104

Learn 101 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. Should Coke and Pepsi Be Worried About SodaStream?
The New Yorker, 2/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

The New Yorker: Should Coke and Pepsi Be Worried About SodaStream?

Love soda? With SodaStream, you can make it at home yourself! And that's precisely what has Coke and Pepsi worried. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aura, bode, boon, commodity, demystifies, discernible, ecumenical, inherent, loom, proprietary, replicate, rogue, and skittish.

2. The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College
The Atlantic, 2/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 52

The Atlantic: The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

Low-income kids face many hurdles in the quest for a college degree, including challenges that many Americans don't even realize exist. Read more and learn vocabulary words like aspirants, beleaguered, delve, demise, disengaged, fathom, ingrained, labyrinthine, nebulous, oblivious, remedial, and viable.

3. Michelle Obama: The Business Case for Healthier Food Options
The Wall Street Journal, 2/27/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 13

WSJ: Michelle Obama: The Business Case for Healthier Food Options

For years, America's childhood obesity crisis was viewed as an insurmountable problem, one that was too complicated and too entrenched to ever really solve. But thanks to businesses across the country, today many are proving the conventional wisdom wrong. Read more and learn vocabulary words like conventional, eliminating, entrenched, generate, insurmountable, optimistic, and vitality.

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