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Daily Reader: Edition #265

Learn 58 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne can race safely with multiple sclerosis, how to win The Price is Right, and whether we should allow mining on the moon.

1. Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?
The Daily Beast, 11/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

The Daily Beast: Can NASCAR Driver Trevor Bayne Race Safely With Multiple Sclerosis?

Trevor Bayne, the youngest driver to ever win the Daytona 500, revealed that he has multiple sclerosis but plans to continue racing. Is that a good idea? Read more and learn vocabulary words like contagious, imposed, infectious, precedent, realm, and spectators.

2. Winning The Price Is Right
Slate, 11/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Slate: Winning The Price Is Right

The Price is Right show has been on TV for decades. What's the right strategy to use if you want to win prizes on the game? Read more and learn vocabulary words like absurd, discrepancy, intuition, lucrative, obscure, and venerable.

3. Moon Mining Rush Ahead?
National Geographic, 11/13/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

National Geographic: Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A private space company recently requested that the U.S. government begin to allow property rights for lunar mining. What would they mine on the moon? Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocates, dubious, justification, nascent, precluding, and render.

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