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Daily Reader: Edition #231

Learn 60 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why Patagonia is pushing sales of used clothes, tips to ace your next job or college interview, and the questionable betting that happened during the last presidential election.

1. Why Patagonia Wants to Sell You Ratty Old Swim Trunks
BusinessWeek, 9/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

BusinessWeek: Why Patagonia Wants to Sell You Ratty Old Swim Trunks

Patagonia has started a campaign to promote the sale of used clothing in its retail stores. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cultivating, gambit, hypocrisy, imploring, overshadowing, reconditions, and sacrifice.

2. 5 Speech Tips to 'Find Your Voice' for the Big Interview
U.S. News, 9/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

US News: 5 Speech Tips to 'Find Your Voice' for the Big Interview

Interviews can be intimidating, whether for college admissions or a job. Here are some tips on how to prep! Read more and learn vocabulary words like attests, converse, emanate, enunciate, gracious, mock, persona, and protocol.

3. Bring Back Intrade! It's A Perfect Reflection of Our Corruption.
The New Republic, 9/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

TNR: Bring Back Intrade! It's A Perfect Reflection of Our Corruption.

A recent study showed that there was some questionable betting going on towards the end of the last U.S. presidential election. Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocate, arbitrage, distillation, distorted, foibles, infallible, loathing, metaphor, and whiff.

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