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Daily Reader: Edition #108

Learn 113 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader:

1. 'Whitey Bulger' digs deep into a gangster's tale
Los Angeles Times, 3/1/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

LA Times: 'Whitey Bulger' digs deep into a gangster's tale

When Whitey Bulger, the infamous gangster, was arrested in Santa Monica, CA late on the afternoon of June 22, 2011, it brought to an end one of the longest, and strangest, manhunts in U.S. history. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abetted, definitive, immunity, insular, irony, juxtaposed, pernicious, rambunctious, ruthless, and vicious.

2. World Baseball Classic: Why Doesn’t It Sizzle Like Other Global Sports Competitions?
Time, 3/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Time: World Baseball Classic: Why Doesn’t It Sizzle Like Other Global Sports Competitions?

If you’re not exactly pumped for the World Baseball Classic (WBC), we’re betting you’re not alone. Why isn't there much interest in the competition? Read more and learn vocabulary words like array, comparable, compelling, dearth, defections, incentive, indifference, intrigue, riled, roster, touting, and waning.

3. Postscript: Hugo Chavez 1954-2013
The New Yorker, 3/5/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 62

The New Yorker: Hugo Chavez 1954-2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias, who died on Tuesday, from cancer, at the age of fifty-eight, was one of the most flamboyantly provocative leaders on the world scene in recent years. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acerbic, agrarian, bellicose, cabal, discomfit, hegemony, obfuscation, penurious, rhetorical, scrutiny, seclusion, and waning.

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