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awareness /əˈwɛːnəs/
noun
knowledge or perception of a situation or fact:
we need to raise public awareness of the issue | there is a lack of awareness of the risks.
• concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development: a growing environmental awareness | his political awareness developed.

THESAURUS
awareness /əˈwɛːnəs/
noun
a growing public awareness of the need to protect the environment: CONSCIOUSNESS, recognition, realization, cognizance, perception, apprehension, understanding, grasp, appreciation; acknowledgment, knowledge; sensitivity to, sensibility to, insight into; familiarity with, acquaintance with. ANTONYMS ignorance

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brush up on (or brush something up)

improve one's previously good knowledge of or skill at a particular thing: brush up on your computer skills.

THESAURUS
brush up on (or brush something up)
I've been brushing up on my Italian: REVISE, read up, go over, refresh one's memory of, relearn, cram, study, learn; improve, sharpen (up), polish up, better, enhance; hone, refine, fine-tune, perfect; informal rub up, bone up; British informal swot up on, gen up on.