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a smart-sounding word for realizing you've been practically retarded for quite some time.
I wonder if a retard could have an epiphany. Maybe that's mean...
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1. When you're really stoned and realise something.

2. An epiphany is the sudden realization or comprehension of the (larger) essence or meaning of something.
Andy: Oh shit i've had an epiphany... Elton John's not in the beatles
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A Major Realization in Life
Daniel had an Epiphany that McDonalds is bad for you
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A sudden realization of great truth.
Homer Simpson experienced several epiphanies during his time with "boob lady".
1. Bananas are a great source of potassium.
2. Americans will never embrace soccer.
3. More than two shakes and you're playing with it.
Eventually he had another epiphany which led him to save his family.
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An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation, striking appearance") is an experience of sudden and striking realization. Generally the term is used to describe scientific breakthrough, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in which an enlightening realization allows a problem or situation to be understood from a new and deeper perspective. Epiphanies are studied by psychologists and other scholars, particularly those attempting to study the process of innovation.

Epiphanies are relatively rare occurrences and generally follow a process of significant thought about a problem. Often they are triggered by a new and key piece of information, but importantly, a depth of prior knowledge is required to allow the leap of understanding. Famous epiphanies include Archimedes's discovery of a method to determine the density of an object ("Eureka!") and Isaac Newton's realization that a falling apple and the orbiting moon are both pulled by the same force.
I had an Epiphany.
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The moment during an Ecstasy trip where suddenly all the world makes sense and total harmony with the universe and all people seems possible.

Instantly forgotten once down from the peak.
As Dave looked out over the green fields of the farm he settled back with a grin as his E-piphany came on him.
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1. An astoundingly good idea, at least at the time.

2. A designated name for certain individuals of the female sex, most likely not a biproduct of the first definition.
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