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Daily Reader: Edition #263

In honor of Veterans Day yesterday, today's Daily Reader will feature articles about veterans in the U.S.

Learn 99 vocabulary words from these 3 articles:

1. Veterans Day 2013 Marks the End and a Beginning
U.S. News, 11/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

US News: Veterans Day 2013 Marks the End and a Beginning

If the U.S. does withdraw its troops from Afghanistan next year as planned, then this past Veterans Day will hopefully be the last time that the holiday will be observed during an active war. Read more and learn vocabulary words like empathy, herculean, protracted, stigma, and weariness.

2. Help Veterans by Taking Them Off the Pedestal
The Atlantic, 11/10/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

The Atlantic: Help Veterans by Taking Them Off the Pedestal

How can civilians best help veterans? One veteran shares his opinion on what we all can do to best help those who serve post-deployment. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cynical, ethos, intangibles, spartan, magnanimous, and valiant.

3. Put veterans to work
Los Angeles Times, 11/11/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

LA Times: Put veterans to work

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan often find it difficult to find jobs when they return from their deployments. What can we do to improve the situation? Read more and learn vocabulary words like distorted, grim, misconceptions, negate, persist, and virtues.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have suggestions for improvement!

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