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Daily Reader: Edition #321

Learn 99 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the growing crisis in Ukraine, how Ukraine will shape the future of the Middle East, and a glowing review of last night's Oscars show.

1. Invisible Standoff Continues as Russia Bloodlessly Extends Control in Crimea
The Wire, 3/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

The Wire: Invisible Standoff Continues as Russia Bloodlessly Extends Control in Crimea

The situation in Ukraine has escalated as Russia's military forces have taken control of the Crimean peninsula despite repeated pleas from Ukraine and Western nations to not get involved. Read more and learn vocabulary words like censure, diplomacy, monopoly, refrain, and sovereignty.

2. How Ukraine Will Shape the Future of the Middle East
The New Republic, 3/2/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 42

TNR: How Ukraine Will Shape the Future of the Middle East

The situation in Ukraine isn't just about the future of Eastern Europe. What happens next between Russia and Ukraine will impact the future of the Middle East too. Read more and learn vocabulary words like defiant, garner, integrity, ironic, negligible, and sustain.

3. Surprise! Ellen DeGeneres is the Best Oscars Host in a Decade
The Daily Beast, 3/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Daily Beast: Surprise! Ellen DeGeneres is the Best Oscars Host in a Decade

On a much lighter note, last night's Oscars show, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, was widely considered a hit. Read more and learn vocabulary words like nemesis, opulent, plethora, replete, ubiquitous, and unequivocal.

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