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Daily Reader: Edition #197

Learn 90 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: accusations of corruption in soccer, the evolution of the TV lawyer, and becoming a food sherpa.

1. Cleaning Up Football: Ref!
The Economist, 7/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

The Economist: Cleaning Up Football: Ref!

Professional soccer (football, to the rest of the world) has increasingly been beset by accusations of corruption. What can the sport do to clean up its act? Read more and learn vocabulary words like connive, inveighed, lucrative, malefactors, nefarious, repertoire, syndicate, and vaunted.

2. The Evolution of the TV Lawyer
The New Republic, 7/23/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 38

TNR: The Evolution of the TV Lawyer

It seems like every new show on TV is a crime or legal drama these days. What's with our fascination with lawyers and the justice system? Read more and learn vocabulary words like disenfranchised, esoteric, narcissistic, pedantic, penchant, resonant, singular, and zealous.

3. All the Young Foodies Want to Be 'Food Sherpas'
The Atlantic, 7/31/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

The Atlantic: All the Young Foodies Want to Be 'Food Sherpas'

What's one of the most coveted jobs these days? Being a food sherpa — i.e., one of the lucky who get paid to share their expertise on great local food. Read more and learn vocabulary words like accessible, charlatan, gorging, inevitable, jostled, obligated, pretentious, and transcendental.

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