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Cogent

adj. to the point; relevent

Cognizant

adj. aware (usually followed by of)

Esoteric

adj. belonging to the select few who have special knowledge or interest

Maudlin

adj. foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkenness

Pragmatic

adj. of or pertaining to a practical point of view or practical considerations

Precocious

adj. usually advanced or mature in development, especially mental development

Literary Elements

n. the components of a literary piece: character, theme, setting, plot, and ending/resolution

Syntax

n. the study of rules for the formation of grammatical sentences in a language

Research

v. to search or search again

Satire

n. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.

Foible

n. a slight flaw or defect

Gossamer

n. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn.

Incognito

adj. having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions

Indeterminate

adj. not clear; vague; uncertain

Appraise

v. to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of

Ascribe

v. to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute

Olfactory

adj. of or pertaining to the sense of smell:

Ostensible

adj. outwardly appearing as such; pretended

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