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Daily Reader: Edition #351

Learn 70 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the 2014 Boston Marathon, the admissions challenge at the University of California, and Mount Everest's deadliest day.

1. What It (Physically) Takes to Run the Boston Marathon
The Wire, 4/20/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 11

The Wire: What It (Physically) Takes to Run the Boston Marathon

One million people are expected to line the streets and watch the 2014 Boston Marathon today, to pay tribute to the victims of last year's tragedy. Find out what it takes to conquer this famous road race. Read more and learn vocabulary words like complacent, deceptive, entice, lull, proverbial, and wends.

2. California students feel UC admission squeeze
Los Angeles Times, 4/18/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 12

LA Times: California students feel UC admission squeeze

The competition for undergraduate admissions to University of California programs has grown even more fierce. Read more and learn vocabulary words like affirmative, controversial, elite, isolated, paucity, and proximity.

3. Mount Everest's Deadliest Day Puts Focus on Sherpas
National Geographic, 4/18/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 47

National Geographic: Mount Everest's Deadliest Day Puts Focus on Sherpas

Sherpas, local Nepali guides, are indispensable to those who want to climb Mt. Everest. Read more and learn vocabulary words like deferential, incarnate, moniker, pantheon, presciently, and reverence.

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