epiphany
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(pronounced ih-PIH-feh-nee)

When capitalized, this word refers to a religious holiday, but we want to talk about its everyday usage: a realization or discovery of something or the illuminating grasp of a concept that had eluded you before. “By George, I think she’s got it!”

Example: After producing construction documents with AutoCAD for years, Geoff was struggling to fully grasp one critical component of his firm’s new Building Information Modeling software, but one morning in the shower he had an epiphany, and from then on his efficiency skyrocketed.