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enlightening


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enlightening 
  adj  1:  tending  to  increase  knowledge  or  dissipate  ignorance;  "an 
  enlightening  glimpse  of  government  in  action"  [syn:  {informative}, 
  {instructive}]  [ant:  {unenlightening}] 
  2:  enlightening  or  uplifting  so  as  to  encourage  intellectual  or 
  moral  improvement;  "the  paintings  in  the  church  served  an 
  edifying  purpose  even  for  those  who  could  not  read"  [syn: 
  {edifying}]  [ant:  {unedifying}] 
  3:  highly  enlightening;  making  understandable  or  clarifying; 
  "an  illuminating  lecture";  "illuminating  pieces  of 
  information"  [syn:  {illuminating}]  [ant:  {unilluminating}] 




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