29 Mar 2014

Three Days' Word

I regret to inform you that the daily word has become the three days' word. I am pressed for time at the moment, due to exams and all the rest of it.

Cogent adj

Pronunciation: /kəʊgɘnt/ /kəʊdʒɘnt/

Etymology: direct borrowing from LATIN.

Definition: Powerfully persuasive and based on evidence.

Examples:

‘A most cogent argument, but an incorrect one all the same.’

‘It is the necessary attribute for all good lawyers: cogent argumentation.’

‘Some may deem it cogent; I call it fallaciloquence.’

Feel free to comment any ideas of your own.

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