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enlightening

adjective     /ɪnˈlaɪ.tən.ɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ən-/
giving you more information and understanding of something: That was a very enlightening programme. The instruction manual that came with my new computer wasn't very enlightening about how to operate it.Useful or advantageous
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