To me, there is a difference between being awake and elightened. I have never met a person whom I consider enlightened; I do believe this reality exists for some souls and beings, but right now, in this reality, I do not have one example of a person who would be an enlightened being and I think that we would put so much pressure into someone we would consider enlightened...
For instance, an elightened person cannot have a bad day? Cannot feel disgust towards others who have been hurtful and abusive? Is this person supposed to be above the rest? If not, then why would we expect a sort of perfection from someone else? I just dont see how the word enlightened would fit inside this current, human reality.
Awaken seems to fit more, since awakened means in the process of conscious growth, while living a human, non-perfect experience.
When i think of enlightened i think of the words of Bruce Lee
A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.