award (n) a prize or payment awarded to someone Example: The Oscar is the world's top film award. laureate (n) a person who is honoured for outstanding achievement Example: In the UK, the Poet Laureate is a writer appointed to write poems for special occasions. prestigious (adj) having a very good reputation Example: Eton College is a prestigious school in England. awareness (adj) the state of knowing or realising something Example: The campaign aims to raise the public awareness of personal hygiene. first-hand (adj/adv) from the original source Example: I know first-hand that she is telling lies.