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Daily Reader: Edition #357

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why China banned The Big Bang Theory, how pro athletes are prolonging their careers, and animated GIFs as a legitimate art form.

1. China Slaps Bans on a Bunch of Totally Harmless U.S. TV Shows
Time, 4/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Time: China Slaps Bans on a Bunch of Totally Harmless U.S. TV Shows

The TV show The Big Bang Theory was just banned in China. Why? Read more and learn vocabulary words like censors, edict, impressionable, innocuous, travails, and uninhibited.

2. The Age of the 40-Year-Old Sports Star
The Daily Beast, 4/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

The Daily Beast: The Age of the 40-Year-Old Sports Star

Many of today's professional athletes, like the Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning, are prolonging their careers. How? Read more and learn vocabulary words like collateral, indelible, infamous, invoked, marginal, and venerable.

3. 10 Awesome GIFs From a Fierce Worldwide Competition
Wired, 4/28/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Wired: 10 Awesome GIFs From a Fierce Worldwide Competition

Are great animated GIFs works of art? Yes, according to a new worldwide competition! Read more and learn vocabulary words like collage, countenanced, counterparts, culled, eschews, and roster.

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