Synonym of telling

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Having a marked effect or impact
forceful effective convincing powerful significant striking cogent persuasive potent compelling decisive influential strong trenchant weighty considerable effectual important marked revealing conclusive impressive meaningful satisfying solid crucial forcible conspicuous devastating operative satisfactory sound valid efficacious plausible authoritative irresistible credible well founded eloquent unanswerable puissant efficient incontestable mighty energetic incontrovertible moving lucid clear intense sharp powerhouse vigorous irrefutable logical reasonable rational punchy violent pertinent material undeniable indisputable unquestionable successful gutsy capable suasive emphatic unassailable reasoned acute coherent inducing swaying inspiring urgent touching coercive impelling explosive alluring useful indubitable overpowering ferocious relevant unmistakable almighty hard impactful aggressive blistering titanic definitive hefty tremendous well-founded overwhelming hard-hitting believable assuasive certain convictive productive definite stringent compulsive articulate positive momentous helpful well reasoned watertight enticing seductive consequential inspirational pivotal good active stimulating motivating fruitful crushing firm incisive swayful masterful motivational valuable drastic beneficial extreme constructive elemental severe categorical intelligent assured clear-cut final driving expressive vehement evident advantageous worthwhile smart unequivocal serviceable able obvious great purposeful of help of assistance determinative adequate workable well-defined far-reaching knockout of use competent heavy-duty dynamic imposing evocative authoritarian fierce orderly systematic methodical brutal apt justified apposite well-grounded consistent fitting functional practical armed well organized commanding turbulent stark dominant requisite suitable enough compulsory sufficient well-established winning salient grievous militant assertive formidable crystalline vicious heavy thunderous savage enthusiastic on the ball exciting vivid dramatic grand charming direct theatric histrionical graceful performant high-powered silky glib slick smooth-tongued silver-tongued smooth-talking decided undisputed infallible ingenious insightful unambiguous distinct intuitive pointed inveigling suasory unctuous actuating luring smooth wheedling airtight pithy constraining virile take-over steamroller punch take-charge electric sure authenticating likely irrefragable instrumental probable validating demonstrative stirring rousing coming on strong ball of fire impregnable invincible apodictic provocative guiding affecting not taking no for an answer verisimilar formative contributory flawless inarguable unarguable palpable unchallengeable accomplished beyond question plain patent manifest uncontrollable unbearable colourable central controlling accurate proven beyond doubt double-checked irrebuttable set ironclad odds-on unimpeachable beyond dispute apodeictic fateful monumental responsible encouraging robust critical animating true-to-life possible believeable acceptable faithful carrying conviction reliable trusty trustworthy hopeful presumable realistic dependable authentic irrepressible overbearing shattering profound besetting consuming nof ifs ands or buts can bet on it intolerable oppressive pervasive stifling unutterable overriding accomplishing achieving effecting qualified practicable virtuous fulfilling obsessive suffocating very strong dominating overmastering

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Based on, or displaying, common sense
valid reasonable sound rational logical coherent convincing good powerful substantial believable compelling credible justifiable plausible reasoned right sensible strong sustainable bona fide cogent congruent defensible grounded just legit lucid prudent realistic solid viable acceptable accurate arguable astute balanced commonsensical confirmed deductive defendable effective informed irrefutable maintainable perceptive perspicuous persuasive probable proven sane supportable true workable analytical authoritative commonsense conclusive determinative discerning germane justified legitimate levelheaded practical pragmatic reliable weighty analytic commonsensible consequent consistent efficacious firm forceful pertinent relevant sober stable vindicable attested intellectual kosher potent tested trustworthy uncorrupted well advised well-advised well founded well-founded well grounded well-grounded well reasoned well-reasoned well thought out clear-headed down-to-earth able to hold water matter-of-fact holding water satisfying unassailable decisive fair extensional juridicious holding together necessary deducible subtle obvious wise well-organized discriminating inferential clear judicious intelligent incontrovertible undeniable incontestable emphatic irresistible influential unanswerable ratiocinative compulsive insistent thoughtful satisfactory recognized flawless faultless exact impeccable advisable precise together established watertight correct orthodox accepted profound recognised responsible cool right-thinking right-minded all there holding up standing up got it together holding up in wash level-headed circumspect shrewd no-nonsense common-sense hard-headed sagacious hard full of common sense objective businesslike knowing well-thought-out unidealistic serious-minded clear-sighted dinkum tenable admissible genuine understandable enlightened decent perspicacious real sage mature politic canny unsentimental unromantic having all one's marbles hardheaded earthy pragmatical clear-eyed hard-nosed with both feet on the ground with one's feet on the ground unfantastic sincere appropriate warranted proper warrantable authentic verifiable rightful graceful pukka acknowledged straight philosophic deliberate steady estimable joined-up with both one's feet on the ground equitable unemotional robust proportional well-proportioned symmetrical well-adjusted utilitarian tough-minded hard-boiled well balanced impartial sapient percipient moderate restrained conservative controlled reflective temperate unprejudiced feasible mentally stable harmonious aware cognizant cognitive unexcessive making sense unbiased standing to reason cerebral thinking unextreme thought-out fair-minded evenhanded clear-cut far-sighted discreet open to reason sharp in one's right mind based on good sense well-balanced clever well-informed mundane attentive conversant plain-spoken easy earth-bound plainspoken common hardboiled have one's feet on the ground au courant steady-going in right mind most likely

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Vigorously keen or severe in expression or style
trenchant cutting keen sharp pointed incisive penetrating acute biting scathing strong vigorous acid forceful pungent caustic emphatic tart acerbic astringent mordant piercing sarcastic clear driving forthright acidulous blunt crisp distinct effective explicit powerful severe stinging blistering devastating edgy fierce hurtful mordacious potent savage searing unequivocal vitriolic withering acerb critical crushing peppery sardonic unsparing rapier-like razor-edged razor-sharp venomous snarky barbed acrimonious stringent corrosive accurate venomed bitter poignant pertinent smart-alecky smart-aleck smart-mouthed acrid scalding acidic polemic virulent satirical waspish satiric meaningful legit pregnant meaty insightful right-on insinuating short-and-sweet snappy stimulating pithy racy witty provocative salt exciting boiled down in a nutshell right to it on the nose on the button laid on the line calling a spade a spade nasty scornful spiteful vicious harsh derisive malicious cruel catty mocking cynical wounding mean sarky unkind hostile ironical abrasive contemptuous scorching taunting salty poisonous brusque disparaging disrespectful sneering scoffing ironic offensive chaffing arrogant snide jeering dry rude backhanded rancorous unfriendly carping truculent brutal hateful derisory irascible saucy needling contumelious scurrilous slashing ridiculing twitting austere captious ornery churlish weisenheiming evil ferocious polemical heartless callous wry belittling irreverent aggressive abusive cussed vindictive extremely critical double-edged snarling squint-eyed disillusioned tongue-in-cheek stern burlesque corroding burning all-pervading controversial impertinent unblunted contentious merciless rough derogatory wise violent hard unrelenting edged argumentative disputatious pitiless disdainful sadistic grim snappish snippy testy acetose short unpleasant disapproving bad-tempered ill-tempered ruthless wanton curt cold-blooded ill-natured evil-intentioned malevolent sharp-worded angry thoughtless inconsiderate ungracious splenetic malign baleful malignant vengeful pernicious bilious maleficent malefic cold parodying lampooning humorous spoofing paradoxical spoof farcical bantering clever implausible ridiculous defiant contradictory exaggerated backbiting alert jibing atypical twisted uncomplimentary curious spicy quick-witted Hudibrastic Rabelaisian

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Giving clear and vividly explicit details
graphic vivid detailed explicit striking clear expressive forceful descriptive illustrative lively pictorial picturesque uninhibited cogent colourful lucid lurid powerful punchy realistic rich shocking startling delineated visual effective highly coloured photographic well-drawn colorful compelling comprehensible concrete convincing definite distinct eloquent figurative forcible full incisive intelligible lifelike moving perspicuous precise stirring strong unequivocal well defined well delineated well drawn well expressed leaving nothing to the imagination meaningful suggestive revealing dramatic significant passionate impressive indicative evocative poignant persuasive pregnant stimulating silver-tongued articulate sensitive animated affecting meaning revelatory demonstrative potent ardent pointed touching fluent graceful arresting memorable unforgettable faithful haunting authentic well-spoken smooth-tongued glib scintillating sharp well-expressed emotive graphical fascinating interesting magniloquent grandiloquent rhetorical fervid sententious fervent impassioned facund smooth-spoken well spoken voluble outspoken vocal active theatrical fresh enthusiastic vivacious dynamic zestful vigorous crystal clear influential effectual aggressive great authoritative irresistible true-to-life true to life sharply-etched zappy in-your-face succinct terse pithy hard-hitting emotional artistic intense charged sympathetic energetic indicating feeling allusive inspired visionary imaginative indicating emotion deeply felt emphatic understanding pathetic full of emotion alive indicating tender thoughtful representing open masterly showy representative warm ingenious easy-to-read full of feeling spirited brilliant mobile communicative responsive signifying natural naturalistic filmic representational near living photo-realistic three-dimensional exact symbolic pictographic cinematic naturalist true credible believable real accurate minute unusual bold imaginal characterful distinctive chocolate-box pleasant painterly imagistic bright exciting retentive invigorating racy photogenic acute camera-friendly envigorating refreshing truthful illustrated verisimilar veristic scenic factualistic sketched engraved portrayed etched pictoric painted seen illustrational pictured marked-out outlined blocked-out diagrammatic traced depicted iconographic real-life true-life kitchen-sink warts and all undistorted speaking factual original

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Producing strong feelings and emotions
affecting poignant touching pathetic piteous pitiful emotive moving powerful sad saddening stirring distressing disturbing emotional heart-warming impressive plaintive soul-stirring uplifting upsetting agonising agonizing heartbreaking heart-rending impactful painful tear-jerking affective harrowing haunting heartrending heartwarming pitiable tragic emotionally moving arousing affect inspiring arousing exciting impelling dramatic meaningful striking tender thrilling provoking stunning expressive sententious significant gripping breathless rousing mournful doleful miserable sorrowful wretched dismal sentimental woeful lamentable distressful sorry melancholy depressing gut-wrenching grievous poor warming rueful tearful forlorn deplorable cheerless unfortunate impassioned abject eloquent traumatic desolate lachrymose comfortless passionate dreary dolorous joyless drear regrettable cheering heartening soppy dire bitter compassionate excruciating to be pitied inspiriting encouraging heartfelt profound gladdening sensitive melancholic funereal sincere fervent gloomy terrible cheerful inspirational deep disappointing feeling mawkish lugubrious melting evocative heart-wrenching soulful elevating commiserable base worthless vile scurvy disheartening inspirative teary shabby afflicted suffering commiserative distressed low mortifying meager meagre somber difficult dreadful sombre dispiriting tragicomic nostalgic depressive bleak disconsolate grim discouraging glum shocking morose calamitous unhappy unlucky appalling dejecting dark devastating crushing discomposing vexatious cold derisible romantic motivating merciful fiery ardent fervid stirred deeply felt heart-melting inadequate beggarly despicable contemptible insignificant cheap paltry mean controversial desolating visceral perceptual noncognitive intuitive mind-blowing sympathetic wistful responsive bittersweet disquieting tragical inflammatory contentious delicate improving instigative enriching beseeching ruined supplicating imploring entreating ruthful afflictive cheery touchy heartsickening useless puny petty spirited melodramatic rewarding pleasing hopeless drab demoralising demoralizing awkward hot-button problematic anthemic upbeat lively disgraceful small dispirited mirthless oppressive troublesome dolesome gratifying satisfying hurtful grand uncomfortable depressed unpleasant awesome affectional despairing solemn bright dingy plangent horrific horrifying pensive frightful emotion-charged intense sullen gladsome gee-whizz highly impressive disastrous dirgelike morbid agitating perturbing awful catastrophic fatal gray black chill murky tenebrific sepulchral grey darkening plutonian lamenting tenebrous godforsaken saturnine deadly ruinous saccharine over-sentimental sugary cloying syrupy anguished cataclysmic lonesome threnodic dreich sunless lonely threnodial cloudy mushy gooey cornball weepy schmaltzy cutesy drippy sappy galling Cimmerian elegiac hokey horrendous despondent dejected gruesome adverse lethal mortal lovey-dovey fateful deathly destructive hapless three-hanky ill-fated ill-starred

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Showy, bold or audacious in behavior or appearance
emphatic marked pronounced striking strong conclusive decisive powerful resounding significant arresting bodacious bold brilliant catchy commanding conspicuous decided definite distinctive dramatic eye-catching flamboyant grabby impressive kenspeckle momentous noisy noticeable positive prominent remarkable showy splashy storming unmistakable thumping thundering astonishing distinct extraordinary evident obvious salient manifest stunning visible wonderful notable outstanding clear-cut memorable amazing rare drop-dead surprising dazzling uncommon astounding clear incredible staggering phenomenal eye-popping forcible perceptible jaw-dropping gee-whizz appreciable observable confounding bizarre forceful dynamite signal unusual jazzy cogent arrestive lofty charming singular wondrous compelling noteworthy fascinating distinguished startling electrifying out of the ordinary sensational spectacular recognizable awesome recognisable imposing plain breathtaking discernible distinguishable blatant awe-inspiring pointed considerable apparent patent engaging exceptional palpable great identifiable attractive glaring easily seen attention-grabbing amazeballs can't miss it broad noted inescapable thick substantial assured open obtrusive dominant predominant flashy flagrant written all over one forestanding beautiful gorgeous captivating exciting to the fore in the foreground tense thrilling suspenseful gripping riveting lively graphic climactic vivid detectable perceivable measurable shock-horror stem-winding high-octane heady effective breath-taking sudden hair-raising rip-roaring action-packed intense studied undeniable sensible right under your nose under one's nose in plain sight in full view big as life open and shut miraculous prodigious marvellous unbelievable pre-eminent terrific unforgettable important famous tremendous stupendous fantastic uncanny weighty solid unreal super marvelous preeminent smashing primo wicked world class unco never to be forgotten zero cool gilt-edged out of this world

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The most significant or important
everything key essential important pivotal quintessential compulsory critical imperative indispensable integral mandatory necessary necessitous needed obligatory required requisite crucial paramount consequential significant vital chief foremost king prime principal preeminent number one main primary central leading supreme cardinal highest capital predominant first premier uppermost overriding dominant arch ruling major focal outstanding pre-eminent prevailing big overbearing prior sovereign primal overmastering sovran greatest grand great big-time master especial number-one major league potent controlling momentous champion topmost numero uno effective weighty star stellar top superior prominent fundamental head basic core commanding lead notable distinguished eminent influential ultimate presiding supereminent illustrious famous prevalent best high intrinsic senior rudimentary renowned elemental underlying celebrated peerless unsurpassed incomparable preponderant matchless elementary salient noteworthy staple exceptional ascendant unequalled unequaled finest noted popular well-known decisive elevated unrivalled consummate exalted transcendent regnant unrivaled root surpassing respected dominating authoritative heavy utmost excellent superlative prestigious powerful must-have unparalleled basal high-ranking signal inherent foundational radical top-tier absolute esteemed famed governing arch- determining notorious towering first-class premium major-league high-level predominate biggest apex deciding first-rate of greatest importance all-important super serious grave final inimitable lofty constitutional acclaimed urgent definitive rudimental constitutive honoured noble high-grade honored overruling world-class directing conspicuous top-notch conclusive top-drawer big-league unsurpassable alpha innate upper beginning compelling select introductory higher reputable recognized revered four-star exemplary glorious settling boss mighty burning highly regarded topflight well known unexcelled recognised bottom-line big-name special top-priority characteristic top drawer regal reigning high-powered prerequisite high-priority extraordinary higher-ranking ranking greater predominating highest-ranking professional venerable choice of prime importance top-ranking better august largest dignified imperious No. 1 unprecedented prepotent ingrained visible primitive perfect playing hard ball high-power strictly business front-page remarkable high-up above ace crack unbeatable nonpareil relevant formidable primo striking valued imposing tops needful VIP memorable industry leading seminal world class estimable high-profile second to none pressing admired best possible marked pertinent well thought of big-shot meat-and-potatoes puissant top-class a cut above the rest of note public guiding of distinction prize-winning vitally important of great consequence life-and-death of the utmost importance of the essence big league widespread unmatched royal total particular current impressive unconditional original higher-level simple material operative first and foremost elite rife rampant in charge high-status of supreme importance respectable majestic blue-chip in control prepollent maximum top-level aristocratic larger fab certain overpowering structural successful natural brilliant appropriate applauded lionized complete abecedarian deep-seated winning causal honorable honourable optimal infamous magnificent legendary profound widely known fabled optimum storied acute good terrific eventful immediate lionised prized trusted marvellous iconic utopian unexampled demanded peremptory feted of the first rank well-thought-of high-class substantive well-connected redoubtable undefeated unbeaten upper-class high profile resonant marvelous phenomenal cool number 1 in the ascendancy exigent without equal called for of repute highly rated top of the line top of the range beyond compare top-of-the-range par excellence A-1 wanted of high standing all important out-of-sight out of this world record-breaking first class blue-ribbon sans pareil accomplished expert finished life-preserving life-sustaining mainstream over unmatchable standard initiative keynote strategic general unlimited marquee pronounced noticeable arresting axial superseding of greatest significance intervening last clear heavyweight headmost oustanding vulgar overall majority received common infinite unrestricted unrestrained unbounded boundless strongest foundation mainline crowning extensive state-of-the-art luxury quality high-quality top-of-the-line richest favoured favored chosen imperial full kingly utter top-rank obvious in demand monarchical monarchal applicable chad responsible shaping evaluative defining stipulated worthy monarchial peak luminous bright skookum record moving intrusive projecting protruding obtrusive arrestive jutting front upper-level unassailable germane fitting apposite substantial of influence eloquent historical rich oratorical magnific distinctive cogent ascendent constituent domineering nitty-gritty magnanimous sublime stately second-to-none right-hand component connected initial primordial organic tough crackerjack hot world nice in first place out of the ordinary extra special Grade A choicest superfine of the highest quality one-in-a-million crown vintage apropos apt high priority splendid refined patrician first-string superordinate loftier bigger elder heroic learned triumphal idealistic definite forceful furthermost immortal trendsetting big-gun heavy-duty historic big-wheel hot-dog omnipotent official efficacious almighty supervisory all-powerful arbitrary at the heart of talked about much publicized far-famed widely knowbn untouchable incumbent determinative meaningful climactic fateful trenchant indicative genteel executive involuntary nonelective forced high-minded first rate gifted posh of higher rank desperate higher ranking decided incisive sustaining axiomatic supporting substratal underived groundlaying deep axiological substrative grass-roots theoretical bottom compulsatory dandy holding the reins dire highbred gentle huge wellborn highborn upmarket large very important life-or-death much needed earth-shattering far-reaching desired incumbent on recommended expedient preferred proper de rigueur binding name of game specified drastic intense importunate emergency sore impelling extreme fatal astral starry senior management level crisp settled senior-level executive level reputed venerated highest ranking clamant driving crying emergent terrible parlous to the fore lauded vaunted out of sight tip top upward overhead the most called-for life and death very great litmus test acknowledged blue-blooded mother of all well born widely praised upper-crust fine laureate considerable silk-stocking high-born superb name superstar redoubted celeb well received worthy of mention well-regarded worthy of note stand-out much-publicized much touted up there having made a name for oneself wonderful mean smashing skillful masterful virtuoso skilful amazing meritorious masterly tremendous exquisite fantastic amazeballs fabulous sensational admirable underlined true awesome tiptop standout wicked neat dazzling deep-rooted hard-wired deep-down built-in swell keen stupendous magic celestial shining cosmic native indigenous hardwired connate inborn inbred immanent engrained high-flying A1 rad belting A-number-1 bonzer schmick top-hole bosting pearler exo on fleek mostest supercalifragilisticexpialidocious out-of-this-world hundred-proof far-out phat topping wizard brill barrie beaut ripping spiffing congenital of mark more important more powerful more elevated most important most prominent most influential most powerful most excellent most significant most illustrious most obvious most noticeable most outstanding

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Concise and meaningful
pithy brief compact concise epigrammatic laconic succinct terse compendious summary aphoristic crisp expressive forceful meaningful pointed short thumbnail trenchant condensed sententious apothegmatic capsule cogent curt elliptic elliptical finely honed incisive monosyllabic significant telegraphic acute cutting effective honed meaty sharp short-and-sweet to the point witty short and sweet down to brass tacks synoptic gnomic breviloquent compendiary clipped compressed abridged abbreviated snappy brusque sparing boiled down in a nutshell blunt abrupt gruff lapidary tart tight economical shortened potted in a few well-chosen words economic summarized contracted truncated rude neat taut snappish perfunctory summarised cut to the bone rapid marrowy quick apophthegmatic curtailed clever little no-nonsense small cursory axiomatic precise offhand uncivil snippety close lean brisk discourteous recapped precipitate compacted snippy ungracious in few words impatient rehashed run-down controlled outline epigrammatical straightforward amusing piquant quick-witted concentrated decisive pungent ingenious uncommunicative summarizing hurried hasty memorable catchy businesslike limited decreased summarising epitomized epitomised shortened form abstracted comprehensive diminished well tuned censorious judgmental pretentious critical disapproving abounding run-through ephemeral unprolonged lessened fast swift making a long story short well structured in well-chosen words decurtate short and to the point abbreviate exact cryptic clear-cut curtate transient bare not protracted cut short basic useful practical brass-tacks rough unceremonious direct bluff cavalier downright harsh surly impolite brusk churlish short-spoken crusty off impetuous crude matter-of-fact caustic plain-spoken tactless frank outspoken unmannerly abrasive undiplomatic distant indelicate standoffish dusty upfront bad-mannered ill-mannered straight from the shoulder unfriendly thoughtless forthright peremptory candid brutal bald unequivocal not afraid to call a spade a spade pulling no punches honest not beating about the bush not mincing one's words calling a spade a spade speaking one's mind distinct reticent taciturn vigorous testy aloof imperious irascible petulant cool graceless bad-tempered dismissive short-tempered ill-tempered unforthcoming open hearty offish good-natured genial approachable unconstrained callous inelegant rushed friendly slashing scathing drilling acerb severe biting acid sarcastic sardonic acerbic satirical mordant cheery sincere bearish blustering barefaced speaking as one finds loud disrespectful point-blank stark explicit simple unadorned uncouth impertinent hard-hitting undisguised unvarnished unqualified unembellished unpolished uncompromising insolent unladylike boorish impudent gauche inconsiderate ungallant ill-bred unhandsome ungentlemanly unmannered uncalled-for hostile straight-talking straight-shooting insensitive unkind offensive inhospitable unpleasant unfortunate

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Denoting a high degree of seriousness
important serious consequential critical large remarkable urgent worthwhile dire especial far-reaching high-priority momentous monumental overriding uppermost acute considerable conspicuous earnest exceptional extensive grave heavy heavy-duty historic large-scale life-and-death material of great consequence page-one ponderous portentous prodigious sensational special substantial tremendous unforgettable unmissable weighty burning capital cardinal decisive determining front-page impressive newsworthy of great import of great moment of import of moment forceful significant crucial meaningful big fundamental key pivotal vital major core pertinent pressing intrinsic paramount primary principal central essential exigent intense prominent influential salient great impactful powerful big-time all-important overwhelming tough imperative requisite invaluable dynamic emphatic massive necessary germane focal sweeping integral appreciable main profound prime sizable notable noteworthy severe pronounced imposing striking eventful pointed instrumental mighty top-priority immediate heavyweight almighty foremost high-profile of note top-level overshadowing high-level of concern life and death life-changing dangerous grievous of consequence big-league big league major-league grand compelling indispensable required needed solemn pre-eminent of the essence mandatory of the utmost importance necessitous somber sombre sober must-have of significance desperate sedate staid vitally important no joke no laughing matter humourless humorless needful prerequisite of great importance no-nonsense big deal drastic called for compulsory obligatory underlined uncomic parlous earth-shattering extreme fateful leading crying terrible chief egregious basic substantive all important perilous hazardous precarious deciding difficult determinative quintessential clamant importunate outstanding radical imperious emergent major league hard earthshaking demanded hefty tectonic epoch-making sore much needed very important world-shaking bottom-line life-threatening very great life-or-death dominant overruling preeminent primal premier predominant landmark super climactic supreme top ruling master basal deep eminent awful mission-critical business-critical super colossal valuable mammoth instant glum dreadful much headline apocalyptic stern alarming epochal memorable gloomy dour grim austere bad strategic sudden downbeat quiet sad afflictive earth-shaking cold sober of importance world-shattering incumbent matter of life and death testing climacteric involuntary forced nonelective peremptory trying searching settling appropriate compulsatory inherent rudimentary innate psychological expedient wanted desired preferred proper de rigueur binding incumbent on name of game specified elementary recommended nitty-gritty meat-and-potatoes constitutive name-of-the-game coal-and-ice clamorous insistent showdown touchy climatic now or never touch and go hanging by thread on thin ice risky emergency impelling driving called-for uncertain very bad chancy dicey hairy iffy dodgy peracute in the balance touch-and-go most important

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Well chosen or suited to the circumstances
felicitous appropriate apt fitting suitable apposite apropos germane happy inspired pertinent timely applicable becoming befitting choice fit fitted good meet neat pretty proper relevant right well-chosen well-timed congruous opportune propitious well chosen convincing fortuitous joyous just pat seasonable well expressed well put spot on to the point expedient convenient auspicious favourable favorable advantageous fortunate suited providential correct lucky heaven-sent material well timed seemly to the purpose golden serendipitous kosher fluky significant related right on on the nose on the button appurtenant benign useful acceptable ripe ideal in keeping legit connected promising flukey due comme il faut desirable fair deserved reasonable decent relative satisfactory nice ad rem welcome judicious accidental beneficial helpful incidental rightful linked applicatory pointed qualified requisite sensible on target perfect successful coincidental chance prosperous timeous belonging unexpected casual tailor-made compatible unforeseen enviable efficacious conforming decorous jammy admissible correlated salient merited valid congruent worthy consistent well-suited condign sufficient commodious legitimate handy that's the ticket cut out for having direct bearing on having to do with equitable privileged blessed healthy rehearsed wholesome well-off profitable allied bright just right beseeming behooving agreeable conformed reconciled accommodated made to order wise relatable pertaining important conducive accommodating justified favored done allowable permitted permissible equipped pertaining to tasteful akin cognate in order worthwhile comfortable just what was ordered effective favoured comely adequate best competent warranted earned analogous according to Hoyle adapted conformable well suited matched what the doctor ordered well-deserved applicative relating on-topic kindred prompt well deserved well earned cut out accepted punctual well judged of interest established conventional set disposed orthodox formal user friendly advisable fit for purpose righteous right up someone's street up to standard good enough in keeping with politic okay swell copacetic in character up to snuff presentable immediate speedy associable crying out likely towardly accurate official exact regular precise in the nick of time up-to-date in good time up-to-the-minute at the right time of use apropos of inadvertent unintended desired prudent de règle uncertain haphazard unlooked-for unanticipated unpremeditated unintentional unplanned unwitting random chancy incalculable variable odd contingent at the mercy of events serviceable gainful practical usable sound functional constructive preferable feasible valuable recommended suggested ample tolerable tactical fruitful necessary benefic benignant of benefit useable well-matched practicable friendly beneficent enough needed expected prepared productive passable salutary toward strategic justifiable hopeful like-minded complementary ready behooveful commonsensical of service workable logical capable encouraging employable pragmatic anticipated recommendable correspondent required preferred carefully selected kindly all right authorized pleasant sympathetic able optimal respectable authorised operable well of assistance realistic deserving achievable doable satisfying available chosen utilitarian equal commendable specified intended brave healthful viable flattering commensurate commensurable proportionate indicated abundant sustainable sanctioned unobjectionable favoring lawful sufficing selected true approved within reason real legal sagacious rewarding bounteous licensed authentic benevolent favouring obligatory rational recognized plentiful plenteous gratifying average positive lucrative efficient bountiful very model operative furthersome aplenty quintessential licenced recognised called for of value canonical supreme effectual bona fide on the money decisive full of promise conclusive for the best in one's interests just the job made well provident destined favourite favorite workaday awaited slated richly-deserved peculiar unique ordinary everyday well disposed complimentary laudatory kind utility wearable good for designed rosy cheering pleasureful pleasurable reassuring pleasing bounden counselable associated with reasoned essential prerequisite particular optimistic working actionable well qualified well-earned of a kind right and proper to one's advantage in one's interest supportive instrumental express heartening sane usual OK roseate upbeat rose-colored weighty harmonious consonant accordant concerning pointful referring conformant trained eligible remunerative meritorious looked-for predictable seasonal compelling definitive best suited clear solid real-world O.K. utilizable great archetypal consummate absolute ultimate prototypical uplifting win-win inspiring worth it in point dexter in readiness potent active of help forceful determinative powerful forcible attainable operational realizable fairly good attractive moderately good not bad called-for quantified listed just the thing in one's best interests coming rhadamanthine scheduled fit to be eaten equal to consumable up to comestible versatile fit for human consumption safe to eat approving common capable of edible plenty possible manageable sought after appropriate to the time of year normal for the time of year in the running in line for accomplishable matching commendatory salubrious hygienic commending protean not too bad to your advantage copious minimal tenable within reach just what the doctor ordered the very thing just what one needs excellent wonderful indulgent accommodative obliging utilisable level-headed easy enow as much as you need as much as is necessary bearable habitable endorsed accredited wealthy luxurious honest moralistic moral virtuous ethical principled noble card-carrying right-minded certified authoritative well grounded realisable well advised of choice authenticated opulent liberal elegant substantial supportable inhabitable sufferable endurable exploitable validated within the bounds of possibility within the realms of possibility within possibility well thought out holding water on the level twenty-four carat on the up and up in principle optimum documented verified generous licit signed sealed ratified cozy tenantable snug homey enjoyable civilized lodgeable affluent gracious prime peak top genuine constitutional statutory acknowledged -worthy allowed signed and sealed ordered straight from the horse's mouth cleared customary cathedral decided ex cathedra definite and delivered ex officio idyllic foremost cornucopian livable civilised cosy finest choicest well off well-fixed well-situated fit for human habitation worth living best possible self-serving free from hardship well-heeled well-to-do to one's own advantage in one's own interests pre-eminent best-case de jure most correct

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The making known of something that was previously secret or unknown
revelation disclosure divulgence publication broadcasting unveiling communication discovery exposure leak leaking announcement betrayal disclosing divulging proclamation exposé airing circulation dissemination exhibition publicising publicizing publishing uncovering announcing broadcast confession declaration declaring imparting posting report reporting unfolding utterance admission divulgation divulgement exposition giveaway passing on vouchsafing break breaking letting out giving away letting slip making known making public giving out letting drop bringing to public attention bringing to public notice blow by blow assertion revealing spilling squealing ratting diming snitching tattling avowal unbosoming acknowledgement acknowledgment blurting out concession profession self-confession transmission conveying relation squawk song allowance affirmation story enumeration recitation squeal assenting statement narration presenting spreading owning up handing on promulgation relay conveyance exchange acceptance of responsibility acceptance of blame circulating diffusion sending dispatch transferring delivery spread distribution transference presentation release transfer telecast transmitting telecasting handout supplying handing out giving mention yielding impartation passing out movement transmittal deliverance passage elucidation doling out distributing dispensing dissipation notifying remitting granting propagation provision furnishing conferring advertisement expression pronouncement notification notice message asseveration ventilation articulation bulletin voicing dispersal edict venting briefing enunciation explanation publicity decree news intimation verbalization commentary annunciation uttering prediction advice communiqué scattering dispersion exposing issuing vent printing issue testimony issuance remark pronunciamento ad advert setting forth enlightenment leakage emergence speech exposal endorsement conduction conductance gearbox proliferation relaying appearance transmittance advertising writing discussion display submission ordinance proposal debate mooting raising divergence polarization divarication diffraction ramification brain dump public relations vocalization formal statement mouthing formulation diction vociferation cry tip unveilment impartance tip-off revealment picture blow-by-blow rundown snitch make self-disclosure interpretation speaking words exclamation language pronunciation definition writ argument elocution tabling wording recital rule order ruling command example program programme verbalism talking talk phrasing vocalisation voice manifesto breaking news becoming known coming to light becoming evident becoming apparent public statement means of expression polarisation radiation propaganda dispersing disseminating expansion bruiting purveying webcast show feed livestream putting about flow offering newsflash flash manifestation protestation attestation putting out live stream confirmation averment oath guarantee insistence vow pledge proof validation certification claim avouchment deposition maintenance answer information bomb allegation pitch say so hot air two cents' worth spiel saying

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A practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance
rehearsal practice run-through drill going-over account description dry run list practise read-through recital rehearsing relation sing-through trial try-out catalog catalogue enumeration narration practice session preparation reading recounting trial performance walk-through call experiment prep readying retelling shakedown tryout workout dummy run run through test flight trial balloon exercise story narrative tale trial run history recountal report chronicle detailing record portrayal recitation test evacuation statement fire drill fire practice relating sketch commentary chronology chronicling training session training recapitulation warm-up routine dress rehearsal rendering explanation storytelling detail exposition describing yarn road test test run practical test practice run bench test lowdown play by play run-down blow by blow evaluation audition assessment examination tech rehearsal technical run gypsy rehearsal final dress run tech run full rehearsal knockabout trials version interpretation delineation rendition commentaries spot check taste test voice-over impression perspective side view take depiction news anecdote unfolding the whole picture the picture communiqué make story telling recount portrait log study knock-up opus memoir annal plot repetition story line sequence of events write-up itemizing listing litany specification discipline work-out exercises shootaround aerobics performance maneuvers seasoning drilling experience tune-up background effect iteration prepping gymnastics callisthenics isometrics maneuver kriegspiel manoeuvre fable musicale musical presentation itemising homework assignment manoeuvres work daily dozen weightlifting constitutional physical training session keep-fit session exercise session limbering up conditioning session calisthenics test performance war game combat rehearsal practice exercise representation analysis characterization information release scoop broadcast epic cable piece declaration short story telegram picture dispatch novel message fiction autobiography novelette tidings word biography novella romance communication legend announcement article bulletin outline rundown note brief summary annals testimony address proclamation journal diary book saga archive delivery item adventure drama myth summarization allegory parable review narrating urban myth urban legend headlines fictional account folk tale opinion telecast copy wire communique digest pronouncement paper construction recognition handout exposé intelligence treatment construal résumé précis data news flash register prose front-page news hot wire lecture bestseller illustration fantasy appreciation spiel definition elucidation transcription conte portraiture vignette blog manuscript cliffhanger potboiler work of fiction saying aloud reading aloud best-seller piece of fiction long and short of it column feature enactment viewpoint slant voiceover archives affirmation testimonial assertion claim attestation paperback hardback leak rumor understanding blockbuster visualization visualisation calendar yellowback point of view chronicon pot boiler three-decker cliff-hanger paraphrase exposure news coverage reporting mention memoirs sermon homily knowledge hearsay cognizance itemization enlightenment discovery scandal eye-opener the goods disclosure advice particularization written account restatement rewording condensation clarification poem prehistory coverage newscast play take on public records poetry declaiming news item composition thesis dissertation verse rumour tiding reports press release passage explication news bulletin news update news hour news report news summary news broadcast literary work declamation details critique evocation writeup monograph presentment file document confession monolog selection discoursing talk oration monologue soliloquizing discussion speaking appeal playing discourse acclamation notice tribute reportage documentation criticism praise judgement holding forth evidence ABCs word picture dossier transcript minutes treatise transcripts transaction almanac instrument deed script registry memo proceedings entry memorandum inventory writing reminiscence rating judgment crit gag logbook act yearbook directory certificate memorial trace chestnut incident episode muniment scroll casebook inscription case history swindle sheet written material case study paper trail procès-verbal info advices gen critical analysis sequel comedy apologue tragedy nonfiction beat serial shaggy-dog story fairy tale tall tale old chestnut fish story firsthand account tall story old saw

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A statement or account that makes something clear
explanation clarification description elucidation exposition explication expounding illustration definition demonstration elaboration interpretation report breakdown brief commentary enlightenment illumination narration specification statement construction delineation detail example note simplification summary teaching translation annotation comment display exegesis expression information resolution version answer deciphering decoding evidence gloss meaning recital solution story history rendition sense showing tale talking writing road map why and wherefore mansplaining mansplanation womansplaining womansplanation account analysis understanding reading impression rendering view construal representation assessment comprehension narrative footnote take portrayal opinion observation apprehension depiction awareness presentation record insight paraphrase sketch examination chronicle revelation characterization review perspective picture remark critique rewording declaration perception slant connotation appraisal criticism details notation scholium assimilation portrait restatement thought determination rephrasing unravelment portraiture denotation evaluation assertion conception spin restating knowledge appreciation viewpoint judgment education instruction reflection translating testimony edification discernment transcription wisdom decipherment outline learning relation judgement marginalia conclusion voice-over chronology recountal recitation reference recounting utterance erudition vignette discussion pronouncement yarn inference unfolding unraveling unravelling obiter dictum solving persuasion notion signification treatise wisecrack estimation thesis essay exposé grasp exhibition discourse notes consideration editorial transliteration affirmation study treatment proof exemplification performance marginal note reasoning show scholia finding variation monograph point of view side confirmation play-by-play attestation clearing up intelligence summarization diagnosis settling light rehearsal testimonial chronicling rehash key detailing epiphany storytelling guidance relating describing digest recommendation blow by blow words an aha moment crack saying mouthful two cents' worth quick fix quip exploration afterthought construing rationalization demystification glossary mark setting out vivification amplification explaining rationalisation commentaries addendum inspection imagination expansion rewrite rewriting rationale explanatory note visualization visualisation anecdote assumption position idea supposition adaptation image drift claim views notice opinions story telling paraphrasis conversion discovery presumption conjecture prognosis pronouncements reviewal remarks observations delivery rephrase recasting crib paraphrasing outlook approach concept condensation inspiration demo rating tracing drawing chart allegation proclamation thing way of thinking conviction vision belief symbolism semiology semiotics clue footnotes diagram teach-in taster expo attitude deduction comments vlog blog weblog take on news jotting terminology designation lowdown make communiqué settlement critical analysis sentiment contemplation rough draft setting down significs exegetics symbiology glossology run-down sophistication cultivation rectification classification memo the picture the whole picture play by play aspect prospect look grip glimpse open-mindedness refinement broad-mindedness demarcation word end disquisition article dissertation paper delimitation formalization outlining literacy secondary source dissection resolving ending riff formalisation fixing advancement awakening culture civilization development liberalism semantics feeling back talk mind acknowledgement talk aside cognizance witticism observance regard comeback acknowledgment bon mot point sorting out disentanglement outcome cracking working out animadversion satori bodhi substantiation outline of meaning entry minute memorandum item inscription composition enucleation piece text enunciation tractate theme tract rundown civilisation intuition divination facts statement of meaning mention validation indication notating noting truth clues data peace that passeth understanding catch phrase say so evocation writeup presentment position paper info specifics remedy confession documentation scheme characters chit system symbolization figures corroboration manifestation verification flaunting sample instance result specimen word picture witness testament case ABCs way of solving the problem way out exemplar analogy advice test induction trial establishment spectacle prototype representative instancing advisement advocacy tip suggestion proposal input caution feedback consultation notification instructions directions direction cue admonition counsel warning earful word to the wise schooling model sampling representative case typical case case history for instance case in point

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Present participle for to make a promise

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Present participle for to discover, distinguish, or discern

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Present participle for to reveal secrets or gossip