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Daily Reader: Edition #253

Learn 85 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: where Olympians like to ski and snowboard, how to create spooky technologically-enhanced pumpkin carvings, and the NFL's efforts to support the fight against breast cancer.

1. Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard
The Daily Beast, 10/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 50

The Daily Beast: Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard

Snow season is fast approaching! Ever wonder where the Olympians prefer to go to ski or snowboard? Read more and learn vocabulary words like discrete, inception, migrant, nascent, parlance, and vertiginous.

2. 10 Cyborg Jack-o’-Lanterns for Terrifying the Neighborhood Kids
Wired, 10/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Wired: 10 Cyborg Jack-o’-Lanterns for Terrifying the Neighborhood Kids

Carving pumpkins isn't just for kids anymore! Here's a guide to creating some scary technologically-enhanced pumpkins. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antiquated, dispenses, evolve, hallows, inundated, and pedantic.

3. The NFL’s Pinkwashing Problem
U.S. News, 10/27/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

US News: The NFL’s Pinkwashing Problem

Everything is pink in the NFL these days — from uniforms to penalty flags to goalposts. But is the NFL's effort to support the fight against breast cancer actually helping? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ambiguous, coalition, juggernaut, protocol, relenting, and undermine.

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