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Vocab 6

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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