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Daily Reader: Edition #213

Learn 117 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the historic healing power of going to the beach, the details of the NFL settlement around concussion liability, and what you need to know about the conflict in Syria.

1. The Historic Healing Power of the Beach
The Atlantic, 8/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 56

The Atlantic: The Historic Healing Power of the Beach

Once upon a time, doctors used to prescribe a trip to the beach to heal all sorts of physical and mental ailments. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abated, cognizant, detritus, epidemic, melancholy, panacea, proliferated, and sojourn.

2. NFL Scores Big With Concussion Settlement
Businessweek, 8/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

Businessweek: NFL Scores Big With Concussion Settlement

The NFL has finally reached a settlement with retired players around concussion liability. Was the settlement fair? And does it do enough to promote future player safety? Read more and learn vocabulary words like alleged, ascribed, inherent, insulated, litigate, negligence, plaintiff, and preclude.

3. Syria: what you need to know about the conflict
Washington Post, 8/29/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

Washington Post: Syria: what you need to know about the conflict

The conflict in Syria is growing increasingly deadly. Here's what you need to know about the conflict and the potential for U.S. involvement. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abhorrent, averting, comply, conclusive, deter, dialogue, galvanized, and melee.

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