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Daily Reader: Edition #296

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: whether Sherlock Holmes is actually a good detective, a mug that can keep coffee warm for hours, and a world without the Winter Olympics.

1. Is Sherlock Holmes a Good Detective?
The Daily Beast, 1/26/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

The Daily Beast: Is Sherlock Holmes a Good Detective?

Sherlock Holmes is famous for his deductive reasoning skills. But would his way of thinking actually work in solving real-life crimes? Read more and learn vocabulary words like appease, credulity, deductions, inference, plausible, and renowned.

2. This Mug Keeps Coffee Warm (Not Piping Hot) For Hours On End
Smithsonian Magazine, 1/6/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Smithsonian: This Mug Keeps Coffee Warm (Not Piping Hot) For Hours On End

Coffee drinkers can soon rejoice! Inventors have created a mug that will keep your coffee at the perfect temperature for as long as it takes you to drink it. Read more and learn vocabulary words like collaborated, defect, incorporate, preserving, prototype, and toxic.

3. A World Without The Winter Olympics
Popular Science, 1/23/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Popular Science: A World Without The Winter Olympics

With climate change increasing temperatures around the world, the future of the Winter Olympics may be in jeopardy. Read more and learn vocabulary words like degrade, dire, impending, parameters, precarious, and precluding.

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