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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]