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Daily Reader: Edition #209

Learn 152 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the power of ESPN over college football schedules, why green energy needs to be cheaper, and how Congo's guerrilas are hurting Congo's gorillas.

1. College Football's Most Dominant Player? It's ESPN
The New York Times, 8/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 95

NYTimes: College Football’s Most Dominant Player? It’s ESPN

If you're a college football fan, then you know how frustrating it can be trying to figure out your favorite team's schedule in advance. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguities, corrosive, evanescent, impresario, lucrative, marquee, prognostication, and voracious.

2. Green Energy Needs to be Cheaper
Slate, 8/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Slate: Green Energy Needs to be Cheaper

There is growing interest in using green energy, but this article argues that until the cost of green energy also decreases, we will not see changes in customer behavior. Read more and learn vocabulary words like autonomous, clamor, eradicated, fodder, momentous, optimistic, subsidized, and trivial.

3. How Congo's Guerrilas Are Hurting Congo's Gorillas
Time, 8/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

Time: How Congo's Guerrilas Are Hurting Congo's Gorillas

As the fighting in eastern Congo drags on, mountain gorillas, along with humans, are paying the price for instability in the region. Read more and learn vocabulary words like discord, facades, paroxysm, prehensile, proffers, reverberates, sanctuary, and tranquil.

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