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Daily Reader: Edition #286

Learn 73 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: eating a holiday dinner from a can, the mix of celebrity and charity in Africa, and the movies inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.

1. Would You Eat A Holiday Dinner in a Can?
Smithsonian Magazine, 12/12/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

Smithsonian: Would You Eat A Holiday Dinner in a Can?

A U.K. company is selling a Christmas Tinner — i.e., an entire Christmas dinner in a can — to help those who "can’t tear themselves away from their new consoles and games on Christmas Day.” What do you think? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abominable, audaciously, delineated, egregious, and maligned.

Daily Reader: Edition #285

Learn 64 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: Nike's special edition sneaker strategy, candy that helps you fight cavities, and the real reason why we celebrate Christmas on December 25th.

1. Has Nike’s Very Special Sneaker Strategy Gone Too Far?
BusinessWeek, 12/18/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

BusinessWeek: Has Nike’s Very Special Sneaker Strategy Gone Too Far?

Nike is known for producing limited quantities of special edition sneakers to appeal to devoted sneakerheads. But how much is too much? Read more and learn vocabulary words like burnish, fervor, garners, incessant, marquee, and ubiquitous.

Daily Reader: Edition #284

Learn 104 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what jail and our justice system is really like, the concerns over animal welfare at zoos, and 2013's word of the year.

1. I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System
The Atlantic, 12/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 49

The Atlantic: I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System

Every wonder what jail is really like? This writer got himself arrested so he could experience it first hand! Read more and learn vocabulary words like conviction, eluding, impunity, ominous, recidivism, and unwittingly.

Daily Reader: Edition #283

Learn 121 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the best sports moments of 2013, the most charitable celebrities of 2013, and the best gifts to help you be more active in 2014.

1. The Year in Sports: 2013's Most Epic Wins and Heartbreaking Losses
The Atlantic, 12/16/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 80

The Atlantic: The Year in Sports: 2013's Most Epic Wins and Heartbreaking Losses

No matter what your favorite sport is, 2013 was a great year for sports fans! Read more and learn vocabulary words like beset, dismal, epitomized, immaculate, perfunctory, and undaunted.