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Daily Reader: Edition #186

Learn 85 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why some people don't use A/C, the first-year report card of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and what's next for the Navy SEALs.

1. Don't Sweat It: The case against the case against Air Conditioning
Slate, 7/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23 (on first page)

Slate: Don't Sweat It: The case against the case against Air Conditioning

With a summer heat wave taking over most of the country, why are some people choosing not to use their A/C? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguous, bias, disfiguring, galling, indulgence, intuitions, puritanical, succumb, and thermal.

2. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s One-Year Report Card
Time, 7/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

Time: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s One-Year Report Card

Yahoo!, one of the original internet giants, has struggled in recent years. How has the company done since hiring high-profile CEO Marissa Mayer? Read more and learn vocabulary words like acquisition, beneficiary, coveted, enhance, esprit, languished, morale, plagued, and rejuvenated.

3. Underwater Drones Tell the Story of Navy SEALs' War
U.S. News, 7/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

US News: Underwater Drones Tell the Story of Navy SEALs' War

In recent years, the Navy SEALS have been more recognized for their work on land (i.e., the killing of Osama Bin Laden) than their work in water. Is this a new direction for the maritime special forces? Read more and learn vocabulary words like caliber, competent, desolate, niche, protocols, spectrum, and tenure.

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