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Daily Reader: Edition #379

Learn 89 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why we love crying at the movies, how sugar became ubiquitous, and the saddest sports cities in the U.S.

1. Why We Love Crying at the Movies
The Daily Beast, 6/4/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Daily Beast: Why We Love Crying at the Movies

The tearjerker young adult novel, The Fault in Our Stars, is coming to movie theaters this weekend. Why do we love to watch things that make us cry? Read more and learn vocabulary words like cognitive, empathetic, envisage, perverse, sentry, and spontaneously.

2. How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple
Time, 6/3/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 28

Time: How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple

How did sugar become such a ubiquitous part of the typical American diet? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abetted, insidious, nefarious, pandemic, ramifications, and undermined.

3. True Tales of Heartbreak from the Saddest Sports Cities In the Land
The Wire, 6/4/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 31

The Wire: True Tales of Heartbreak from the Saddest Sports Cities In the Land

Which American cities have the saddest sports sagas? Read more and learn vocabulary words like bigotry, immaculate, notorious, precipice, prosperous, and synonymous.

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