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Daily Reader: Edition #306

Learn 71 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a review of The Lego Movie, the latest controversy on The Biggest Loser, and the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics.

1. 'The Lego Movie' Is Actually a Satire
Mother Jones, 2/7/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

Mother Jones: 'The Lego Movie' Is Actually a Satire

The Lego Movie is getting a lot of praise and buzz from movie critics. Read more and learn vocabulary words like conformity, dissidents, imminent, parody, regime, and satire.

2. Has ‘The Biggest Loser’ Gone Too Far?
The Daily Beast, 2/8/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 32

Daily Beast: Has ‘The Biggest Loser’ Gone Too Far?

The TV show, The Biggest Loser, has been slammed with controversy after its most recent winner lost an astonishing 155 pounds in a short period of time. Read more and learn vocabulary words like agog, lithe, mortified, purport, repercussions, and vilified.

3. The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Explained
The Wire, 2/7/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Wire: The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Explained

Missed the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics? Here's a recap of what you missed! Read more and learn vocabulary words like evoke, literary, narrative, nostalgia, omen, and saturated.

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