expose hidden thing

(あばく) Expose some bad thing in public – like a journalist or watchdog group would.
ばれる To give away one’s own lie unintentionally. Like, saying “I’d never cheat on you, baby.” but you have lipstick on your collar. ばれた!!!
(てきはつ) A legal/police term for exposing wrongdoing. But not necessarily making it public, like 暴く. ‘The investigation exposed corruption in the parking department.”
(してき) To point out a shortcoming – You can use it about your friends. Or “The critic pointed out the shortcomings of the play.”