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insight

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈɪnˌsɑɪt/
a clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation, or the ability to have such an understanding: [C] Hurston’s writings were recognized for their insights. [U] His work shows originality and insight.
insightful
adjective  us   /ɪnˈsɑɪt·fəl, ˈɪnˌsɑɪt-/
an insightful observation
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