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incisive

adjective uk   /ɪnˈsaɪ.sɪv/ us  
expressing an idea or opinion in a clear and direct way that shows good understanding of what is important: incisive questions/commentsEasy to understand
incisively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Easy to understand
incisiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Easy to understand
(Definition of incisive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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