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Daily Reader: Edition #240

Learn 131 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what the official sport would be of every U.S. state, a review of the new TV show 'Sleepy Hollow', and the best video game theme songs.

1. The United Sports of America
Slate, 10/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 86

Slate: The United Sports of America

If every state in the U.S. had its own "official sport" — what would they be? Read this humorous take on our regional sports obsessions and learn vocabulary words like aggrieved, anarchy, dearth, defensible, disperse, impose, and synonymous.

2. ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It
The Daily Beast, 10/8/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Daily Beast: ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It

The legendary Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow has returned to TV this fall! Read more and learn vocabulary words like emancipation, indignation, mercenary, ostensibly, reticent, and subtlety.

3. Ranking Our Favorite Video Game Songs
The Atlantic, 10/7/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

The Atlantic: Ranking Our Favorite Video Game Songs

Video game theme songs can be downright addicting. Who hasn't had the Super Mario Brothers theme song stuck in their head before? Read more and learn vocabulary words like emulate, nostalgic, pivotal, pyre, renowned, and revive.

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