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Daily Reader: Edition #395

Learn 85 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the longest movie plot summaries on Wikipedia, how feeling sick can be relative, and the use of technology in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

1. The Longest Movie Plot Summary on Wikipedia
Slate, 6/26/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 23

Slate: The Longest Movie Plot Summary on Wikipedia

Movie plot summaries can be extremely detailed on Wikipedia. Which movie has the longest summary? Read more and learn vocabulary words like digressive, exhaustive, exuberance, intricate, obscurity, and verbose.

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.

Daily Reader: Edition #393

Learn 62 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the 20th anniversary of The Lion King, the use of cellphones in classrooms, and the new sharing economy.

1. The Lion King Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic
The Daily Beast, 6/24/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 37

The Daily Beast: The Lion King Turns 20: Every Crazy, Weird Fact About the Disney Classic

The beloved Disney classic, The Lion King, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Read more and learn vocabulary words like contingent, infallible, mantra, repartee, sinister, and whimsically.

Daily Reader: Edition #392

Learn 75 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the controversy over TV doctors, whether eating carrots really improves your eyesight, and the tennis stars of Wimbledon.

1. It’s Time to Turn Off TV Doctors
The Daily Beast, 6/23/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 35

The Daily Beast: It’s Time to Turn Off TV Doctors

TV doctors like Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Dr. Drew are popular, but do they give sound advice? Read more and learn vocabulary words like abrasive, credibility, disparaging, lucrative, narcissism, and penchant.

Daily Reader: Edition #391

Learn 63 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the life of students living in rural areas, watching TV while at the gym, and how photographs can create false illusions.

1. This Is What It's Like to Go to School in a Town Where Everyone Has Left
The New Republic, 6/20/2014

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 22

TNR: This Is What It's Like to Go to School in a Town Where Everyone Has Left

Can you imagine going to school with only a dozen or so classmates? That's the reality for many students living in rural areas of the U.S. Read more and learn vocabulary words like consolidates, devised, exodus, isolated, migrant, and robust.