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Daily Reader: Edition #385

Learn 76 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the debate over the World Cup for Brazilians, why being short can help in soccer, and a vocabulary contest between rappers and U.S. Supreme Court justices.

1. For Brazilians, a World Cup of woe
Los Angeles Times, 6/11/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 36

LA Times: For Brazilians, a World Cup of woe

Not all Brazilians are excited about the World Cup. Read more and learn vocabulary words like allegations, discontent, ominous, profound, traumatic, and vindicated.

2. Why Being Short Can Help in Soccer
The Atlantic, 6/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 14

The Atlantic: Why Being Short Can Help in Soccer

Unlike in many other sports, being tall isn't necessarily an advantage when playing soccer. Read more and learn vocabulary words like correlation, diminutive, elusive, notable, prosaic, and robust.

3. Rappers v. Scotus
Slate, 6/12/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 26

Slate: Rappers v. Scotus

Who has a better vocabulary: Jay Z or U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia? Read more and learn vocabulary words like acuity, eloquence, garrulous, prestige, rigorous, and wit.

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