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Daily Reader: Edition #320

Learn 104 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why the Oscars might not suck this year, the revamp of food nutrition labels, and why Ivy League schools have so many wealthy students.

1. The Oscars Might Not Suck This Year
The Daily Beast, 2/27/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

The Daily Beast: The Oscars Might Not Suck This Year

The Oscars are this Sunday. Ratings have been down in recent years, but this year's show is promising! Read more and learn vocabulary words like garish, hallowed, overwrought, pretentious, prognostication, and ribald.

Daily Reader: Edition #319

Learn 69 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: how to win Wheel of Fortune, the severity of the drought in California, and the wild beauty of Iceland's uninhabitable landscapes.

1. How to Win at 'Wheel of Fortune'
The New Republic, 2/25/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

TNR: How to Win at 'Wheel of Fortune'

People love to debate the best strategy for winning Jeopardy. But what if you want to win Wheel of Fortune? Read more and learn vocabulary words like compulsion, deviate, forgo, pittance, theoretical, and unfathomable.

Daily Reader: Edition #318

Learn 66 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the best photographs of 2013, zapping your brain to increase art's appeal, and a giant castle made of half a million sugar cubes.

1. Best Pictures of 2013 Named
National Geographic, 2/25/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

National Geographic: Best Pictures of 2013 Named

Check out some of the most amazing photos taken in the past year! Read more and learn vocabulary words like eloquent, empower, impoverished, intimate, provocative, and relevant.

Daily Reader: Edition #317

Learn 63 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: what happens when a mom decides to take the SAT for fun, how a writer quit Google, and Lupita Nyong’o's red carpet fashion.

1. Big Score: When Mom takes the SATs
The New Yorker, 3/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25 (first page)

New Yorker: Big Score: When Mom takes the SATs

This writer decided to take the SAT herself, just so she could see what it would be like. Read more and learn vocabulary words like deprived, errant, ironic, misgivings, premise, and speculative.

Daily Reader: Edition #316

Learn 72 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why the Ukrainian revolution could be a game changer, the life of Thoreau beyond Walden Pond, and the silver medal face phenomenon at the Olympics.

1. 5 ways Ukraine may be a game changer
Los Angeles Times, 2/23/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

LA Times: 5 ways Ukraine may be a game changer

The revolution happening in Ukraine right now is poised to have a tremendous impact on the rest of the world. Read more and learn vocabulary words like brutality, decisive, infiltrated, intervening, regime, and supplanted.