The first line of the passage is:
My emotions are complicated and not readily verifiable. I feel a vast yearning that is simultaneously a pleasure and a pain. ...
The question related to the italicised portion above is to identify which of the given options matches correctly with the author's meaning. The dictionary meaning of verifiable is - for your reference -:
able to be checked or demonstrated to be true, accurate, or justified.
surely it happens to correspond more with "unable to be authenticated" (prove or show (something) to be true, genuine, or valid.) than with "not completely understoood".
While I understand that the author must have meant the latter option (and it is given correct option as well), my question here is that:
Isn't the author wrong in using a word which doesn't reflect at all what he means?
Consider the point that:
- this isn't a poem so figurative speeches should be limited
- such misuse of words can confuse the readers anyway
- if I wrote verified - when I actually meant understood - in my high school examinations - the examiner would deduct my marks