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Daily Reader: Edition #287

Learn 65 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the future for Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, the financial benefits of being beautiful, and the threat to Florida's citrus crop.

1. Will Alex Rodriguez Be Written Out of MLB History?
The Daily Beast, 1/11/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 24

The Daily Beast: Will Alex Rodriguez Be Written Out of MLB History?

Yankees baseball star Alex Rodriguez's suspension for using performance enhancing drugs has been reduced to just one season. But what does this mean for his future? Read more and learn vocabulary words like appease, expunged, obstruct, petulant, scapegoat, and tainted.

2. The Financial Benefits of Being Beautiful
The Atlantic, 1/11/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Atlantic: The Financial Benefits of Being Beautiful

Beautiful people just seem to have it easier. According to a new study, they not only make more money but they also do better in their careers than average-looking people do. Read more and learn vocabulary words like bias, comely, default, intuitive, pulchritude, and trustworthiness.

3. Florida citrus growers worry that deadly bacteria will mean end of orange juice
Washington Post, 1/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 15

Washington Post: Florida citrus growers worry that deadly bacteria will mean end of orange juice

Love your morning glass of orange juice? Drink up now! Growers worry that the entire citrus crop of Florida, which provides up to 80% of America's orange juice, may be wiped out soon by an incurable bacteria. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anomaly, inadvertently, heyday, optimistic, and voracious.

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