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Daily Reader: Edition #312

Learn 92 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the rise of superhero therapy, the worst-designed sport of all time, and the hit Netflix show 'House of Cards'.

1. The Rise of Superhero Therapy
The Daily Beast, 2/17/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 58

The Daily Beast: The Rise of Superhero Therapy

Superhero comic books aren't just fun to read. Some therapists are using them to help treat children with psychological conditions. Read more and learn vocabulary words like adjunct, empirical, epiphany, nefarious, renegade, and unorthodox.

2. The Worst-Designed Sport of All Time
Slate, 2/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Slate: The Worst-Designed Sport of All Time

After watching some Olympic bobsledding, this writer believes that it may be the worst-designed sport of all time. Read more and learn vocabulary words like cumulative, discernible, faltered, minuscule, parameters, and stark.

3. 'House of Cards' Isn't Too Different from Washington, D.C.
The Wire, 2/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

The Wire: 'House of Cards' Isn't Too Different from Washington, D.C.

Kevin Spacey, the star of the hit Netflix show House of Cards, says that the politics depicted on the show mirrors what actually happens in the U.S. capital. Read more and learn vocabulary words like antithesis, disillusion, machinations, ruthlessness, speculation, and verisimilitude.

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