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Daily Reader: Edition #394

Learn 67 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: why top NBA draft picks so often disappoint, the plight of minor league baseball players, and the problem with counterfeit goods.

1. Why Top NBA Draft Picks So Often Disappoint
The Atlantic, 6/25/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

The Atlantic: Why Top NBA Draft Picks So Often Disappoint

Why is it that so many top draft picks end up performing below-average in the NBA? Read more and learn vocabulary words like dominate, hypothetical, mock, optimism, prospects, and threshold.

2. Minor League Baseball Players Make Poverty-Level Wages
Mother Jones, July 2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 17

Mother Jones: Minor League Baseball Players Make Poverty-Level Wages

Former minor league baseball players are suing Major League Baseball for paying them less than minimum wage. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acclaimed, allegations, compensate, reluctant, suppress, and sympathy.

3. Museum of Fakes for a City of Fakes
The Daily Beast, 6/24/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 30

The Daily Beast: Museum of Fakes for a City of Fakes

What's wrong with buying counterfeit bags and other products? Read more and learn vocabulary words like affiliated, deploy, ersatz, repercussions, ubiquitous, and widespread.

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