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Daily Reader: Edition #331

Learn 61 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: a new theme park for foodies, the man who decides which basketball teams make it to March Madness, and the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid.

1. Italy Plans a Disneyland for Foodies
The Daily Beast, 3/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

The Daily Beast: Italy Plans a Disneyland for Foodies

The city of Bologna in Italy is planning to launch a theme park that caters to people who love food! Read more and learn vocabulary words like affluent, citadel, contrary, epicurean, gourmands, and renaissance.

2. Meet the Man to Hate on Selection Sunday
The Daily Beast, 3/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

The Daily Beast: Meet the Man to Hate on Selection Sunday

Did your favorite college basketball team not make it to the NCAA Tournament, a.k.a. March Madness, this year? Here's the man to blame! Read more and learn vocabulary words like charismatic, dispirited, innocuous, nefarious, subtle, and zealots.

3. What if all the lights go out?
Los Angeles Times, 3/16/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

LA Times: What if all the lights go out?

A complete blackout in the U.S. seems impossible to imagine, but as it turns out, parts of our country are more vulnerable than you might think. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affinity, averted, inured, susceptible, unconventional, and unheralded.

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