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cogent
convincing; resonable

Christina's argument wasso cogent that even her opponents had to agree with her.
cohesive
condition of sticking together

Erik's essay was cohesive because each point flowed nicely into the next point.
didactic
intended to instuct

The tapes were entertaining and didactic because they amused and instucted children.
coherent
logically connected

The old prospector's story was not coherent; he rambled on about different things that had nothing to do with each other.
discourse
verbal expression or exchange; conversation

Their discourse was widely varied; they discussed everything from Chaucer to ice fishing.
lucid
easily understood; clear

Our teacher does a good job because he provides lucid explanations of difficult concepts.
pundit
an authority who expresses his/her opinions

The political pundit has made many predictions, but few of them have come true.
rhetoric
The art of usin language effictively and persuasively.

Since they are expected to make speeches, most politicians and lawyers are well-versed in the art of rhetoric.