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Daily Reader: Edition #314

Learn 117 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the money woes of blue-collar Sochi Olympians, the case against fancy figure-skating costumes, and the Olympic medal inflation.

1. The money woes of blue-collar Sochi Olympians
CNBC, 2/17/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

CNBC: The money woes of blue-collar Sochi Olympians

Becoming an Olympian takes a lot of training, dedication, hard work, and ... money. What do athletes do if their families aren't wealthy? Read more and learn vocabulary words like adversity, augurs, divergent, gauntlet, plagued, and relentlessly.

2. The Case Against Fancy Figure-Skating Outfits
The Atlantic, 2/19/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 82

The Atlantic: The Case Against Fancy Figure-Skating Outfits

Figure-skating outfits seem to get more outlandish with every Olympics. Do they detract from the sport? Read more and learn vocabulary words like audacious, garish, infractions, modesty, onus, and subjective.

3. Olympic Medal Inflation: Triumph Has Never Been Easier
Businessweek, 2/19/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 12

Businessweek: Olympic Medal Inflation: Triumph Has Never Been Easier

With so many events happening at the Winter Olympics these days, more countries are winning medals than ever before. Read more and learn vocabulary words like boon, debut, diluted, egalitarian, endorsement, and ingenious.

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