what is better than good but worse than excellent?

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I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
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I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
Thank you in advance!
great
 
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I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
Thank you in advance!
very good
well above average
 

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It's written commendable. ;-) I'd rather say clear or competent.
 
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thank you,but doesn't 'great' sound a little complacent? I'll give these handouts to a judge team made up of English teachers and it's prudent to keep it somewhat 'low-profile'.
 

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I'm designing a presentation handout. I want to describe one of my specialities as "*** understanding of engineering science". I need an appropriate adjective here to take the place of "***". It should be something better than good but just short of "excellent". On a scale of 10, it should be somewhere around 8...I hope this doesn't sound too strange to you but I'm really kinda 'out of adjectives' here.
Thank you in advance!
I suppose that "thorough", "proper", or "profound" are too "strong" for you. These, however, colocate naturally with "understanding" as well as "clear" does. So, as Snowcake suggested, go for "clear".:up:
 

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I suppose that "thorough", "proper", or "profound" are too "strong" for you. These, however, colocate naturally with "understanding" as well as "clear" does. So, as Snowcake suggested, go for "clear".:up:
Thank you...I think clear's good.
 

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How about the word "Comprehensive"? ...says that you know all about all of it; but sort of says you "ain't " an expert.
 

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I think "exceptional" is at least as good as "excellent". (probably extraordinary and profound are too)

How about "thorough"?
Thorough's a bit too cocky for me,too, I think...I'm just a student...
 

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what about "cogent" , " convincing" , "sound" , "impressive" , "well-founded" , "tested"

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Thank you, I think "sound" is great for me.I'm just not sure, does it look natural to put "sound" in front of "understanding"?
 

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How about the word "Comprehensive"? ...says that you know all about all of it; but sort of says you "ain't " an expert.
Comprehensive...I've thought about it before...If it does imply that I understand many aspects of engineering science but haven't become an expert of them then I believe it'll surely do. Thank you.
 

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Comprehensive...I've thought about it before...If it does imply that I understand many aspects of engineering science but haven't become an expert of them then I believe it'll surely do. Thank you.
Then you' d better consider using "sound" and "comprehensive" as both mean complete. Unless an expert does not have a complete knowledge.
 

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Then you' d better consider using "sound" and "comprehensive" as both mean complete. Unless an expert does not have a complete knowledge.

how does " both sound and comprehensive " sound?
 

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I think "exceptional" is at least as good as "excellent". (probably extraordinary and profound are too)

How about "thorough"?

Well I've had good results over the years with "exceptional" ;-) - when something's excellent it is of a standard that exceeds the standards of its class; it is exceptionally good. When something is exceptional, it can also be exceptionally bad or exceptionally interesting or exceptionally <any-other-gradable-adjective>. If a future employer chooses to interpret it as meaning "excellent", that's his look-out (and his lack of education);-)

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