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Daily Reader: Edition #246

Learn 68 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what you need to know before doing an obstacle race or mud run, a sneak peek at JetBlue's amazing new first class cabins, and how to tell if online colleges are legitimate or not.

1. What You Need to Know: Obstacle Racing and Mud Runs
U.S. News, 10/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

US News: What You Need to Know: Obstacle Racing and Mud Runs

Mud runs and obstacle races are the hottest new fitness trend! If you would ever consider doing one, check out these tips before you dive in. Read more and learn vocabulary words like compound, compression, grueling, honing, spartan, and supplanting.

2. Look at JetBlue’s Swanky New Cabins for Elite Fliers
Wired, 10/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

Wired: Look at JetBlue’s Swanky New Cabins for Elite Fliers

JetBlue is re-imagining the first class air travel experience with seats that lie flat and mini-suites to block out cabin noise. Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambient, gleaned, interspersed, solitude, vestigial, and whims.

3. How to Tell if an Online Program Is Accredited
U.S. News, 10/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19 (on first page)

US News: How to Tell if an Online Program Is Accredited

Online college classes and programs are everywhere these days. Before you sign up for one, make sure you keep these tips in mind. Read more and learn vocabulary words like assurance, legitimacy, misleading, oriented, oversight, and painstaking.

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