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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.

2. Don't Call Henry David Thoreau a Hermit
The New Republic, 2/23/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 21

TNR: Don't Call Henry David Thoreau a Hermit

American writer Henry David Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, which chronicles his time living in isolation. But he was much more than just a hermit. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abiding, eloquently, invigorated, misanthrope, revered, and solitude.

3. Silver Medal Face
Slate, 2/21/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 18

Slate: Silver Medal Face

Most of the athletes leaving the Sochi Olympics with a medal are pretty happy with their performance. But studies show that silver medalists are consistently less happy than bronze medalists. Read more and learn vocabulary words like dour, gamely, recrimination, rueful, sphinx, and vindicating.

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