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Daily Reader: Edition #264

Learn 94 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: obstacles in the relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan, pop-up schools that could change global education, and the bullying problem in the NFL.

1. Philippines: Obstacles in Relief Efforts Are Hindering Aid
U.S. News, 12/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

US News: Philippines: Obstacles in Relief Efforts Are Hindering Aid

Relief efforts in the Philippines following the devastating Typhoon Haiyan are being hampered by logistical difficulties, including, for example, the lack of airstrips to allow planes to land with supplies. Read more and learn vocabulary words like contingent, depleted, grim, hindered, humanitarian, and looting.

2. Pop-Up Schools Could Radically Improve Global Education
Wired, 11/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 51

Wired: Pop-Up Schools Could Radically Improve Global Education

A new organization is bringing low-cost pop-up schoolhouses to remote locations in Africa that desperately need them. Read more and learn vocabulary words like austere, divergence, doctrinaire, erratic, impede, and migrated.

3. Op-Ed: The NFL's bully boys
Los Angeles Times, 11/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

LA Times Op-Ed: The NFL's bully boys

Bullying is unacceptable. Especially when it's being perpetrated by sports figures who should be serving as role models for kids. Read more and learn vocabulary words like disdain, gentility, lambasting, opprobrium, proselytizing, and vestigial.

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