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revelation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌrev.əˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
C2 the act of making something known that was secret, or a fact that is made known: a moment of revelation [+ that] His wife divorced him after the revelation that he was having an affair. Shocking revelations about their private life appeared in the papers. come as/be a revelation C2 to be an extremely pleasant surprise: This book came as a complete revelation to me.
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