Word + Quiz: cogent

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Word + Quiz: cogent

: powerfully persuasive due to relevance or pertinence

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The word cogent has appeared in 48 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 12 in “Champions League and Euro 2020 in Jeopardy as Teams Enter Quarantine” by Rory Smith and Tariq Panja:

The call was delayed until Tuesday because of the immense complexity in coming up with solutions while honoring existing contracts with various groups, including broadcasters and sponsors. For example, postponing the Euros for a year to 2021, which is an option, would create a major headache in figuring out what to do with sponsorship contracts, most of which expire in 2020.

… For now, UEFA is consulting with Europe’s national leagues to try to construct a cogent plan to deal with the effects of the virus, rather than the piecemeal approach being taken to date, in order to get the club season finished.

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