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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.

2. The Severity of California's Terrible Drought, in One Image
The Atlantic, 2/26/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Atlantic: The Severity of California's Terrible Drought, in One Image

Just how bad is the drought in California? Take a look at this before and after photo of Folsom Lake near Sacramento. Read more and learn vocabulary words like anomalously, devoid, omen, parched, quagmire, and stark.

3. The Wild Beauty of Iceland’s Uninhabitable Landscapes
Wired, 2/26/014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Wired: The Wild Beauty of Iceland’s Uninhabitable Landscapes

After seeing these amazing photos, you may want to add Iceland to your bucket list of must-see travel destinations. Read more and learn vocabulary words like abstract, distinct, indulgence, meditative, ominous, and temperate.

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