comprehensive

complete; including all or nearly all elements or aspects of something

credible

able to be believed; convincing

cursory

hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed

cynic

a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons

dearth

a scarcity or lack of something

debilitating

tending to weaken something

deficient

insufficient or inadequate

demonstrate

show or express (a feeling or quality) by one’s actions

detract

reduce or take away the worth or value of

digress

leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing

dilemma

a difficult situation or problem

distort

give a misleading or false account or impression of

diversion

an instance of turning something aside from its course

elation

great happiness

elicit

evoke or draw out (a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to one’s own actions or questions

establish

show (something) to be true or certain by determining the facts

exacerbate

make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse

expansion

the action of becoming larger or more extensive

expectation

a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future

explicit

stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt

express

convey (a thought or feeling) in words or by gestures and conduct

falter

start to lose strength or momentum

familiar

having a good knowledge of

feign

pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury)

fluctuate

rise and fall irregularly in number or amount

formulate

create or devise methodically (a strategy or a proposal)

gist

the substance or essence of a speech or text

hypothetical

supposed but not necessarily real or true

implausible

(of an argument or statement) not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince

implication

a likely consequence of something

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