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Daily Reader: Edition #320

Learn 104 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why the Oscars might not suck this year, the revamp of food nutrition labels, and why Ivy League schools have so many wealthy students.

1. The Oscars Might Not Suck This Year
The Daily Beast, 2/27/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 43

The Daily Beast: The Oscars Might Not Suck This Year

The Oscars are this Sunday. Ratings have been down in recent years, but this year's show is promising! Read more and learn vocabulary words like garish, hallowed, overwrought, pretentious, prognostication, and ribald.

2. Nutrition labels to get first makeover in 20 years
Washington Post, 2/27/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 16

Washington Post: Nutrition labels to get first makeover in 20 years

The nutrition labels found on all food packages in the U.S. are finally getting revamped! Read more and learn vocabulary words like advocates, decipher, epidemic, incentives, prominent, and radical.

3. Why Ivy League Schools Are So Bad at Economic Diversity
The Atlantic, 2/27/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 45

The Atlantic: Why Ivy League Schools Are So Bad at Economic Diversity

Ivy League universities are full of upper-middle class and wealthy students. Why is that? Read more and learn vocabulary words like ethos, formidable, manifesting, persevere, rarefied, and systemic.

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