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Word: Cogent

Cogent [Adjective]

Sentence: James Comey and The FBI will present a recommendation to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the Department of Justice, that includes a cogent argument that the Clinton Foundation is an ongoing criminal enterprise engaged in money laundering and soliciting bribes in exchange for political, policy and legislative favors to individuals, corporations and even governments both foreign and domestic. (Source: www.globalresearch.ca)

Meaning: Convincing and compelling argument or case

How To Remember? 

The word “cogent“should remind of the word “agent” and not just any agent – Insurance Agent. And we all know how convincing Insurance Agents can be. They have the most compelling arguments for all of their products however useless the products might be!

So, remember the cogent Insurance Agent!

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[This is a snapshot from the 1957 movie “12 Angry Men”. If you have not watched it yet, watch it as soon as possible. Henry Fonda plays the role of a very cogent juror who “prevents a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence”. Source: www.imdb.com]

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