awakening

noun
ADJECTIVE
rude, sudden

If they expected a warm welcome, they were in for a rude awakening.

political, religious, sexual, spiritual

the political awakening that followed the crisis

PREPOSITION
awakening from

Kerry's awakening from slumber

awakening to

the story of one boy's awakening to his sexuality


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