Vocabulary for Achievement Lessons 7 & 8

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didactic

adj
a. intended to teach
b. overly moralistic; preachy

edify

verb
to instruct for intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement

elucidate

verb
to explain or make clear

erudite

adj
possessing great knowledge and scholarship

esoteric

adj
understood only by an elite, scholarly, or exclusive group; obscure

imbue

verb
a. to inspire or influence thoroughly
b. to stain or dye thoroughly

indoctrinate

verb
to instruct in or impart certain principles or ideology

pedagogy

noun
a. the art or profession of teaching
b. the body of knowledge related to education and teaching

pedantic

adj
overly concerned with or narrowly focused on book learning or formal rules

pundit

noun
a. a person of great learning about a particular topic; an expert
b. a source of opinion; a critic

aegis

noun
protection; sponsorship; guidance

amends

noun
something done to make up for a wrong, an injury, or a mistake; compensation

conciliatory

adj
peacemaking; appeasing; intended to overcome distrust, animosity, or conflict

conducive

adj
tending to cause or bring about; favorable to

extricate

verb
to free from difficulty or entanglement

importune

verb
to annoy with repeated and insistent requests; to ask for urgently or repeatedly

mediate

verb
to help opposing sides reach an agreement; to intervene in a conflict in order to improve the situation

mitigate

verb
to make less severe; to soften, lessen, or moderate

patronize

verb
a. to support or sponsor
b. to go as a customer; to shop at regularly
c. to treat as inferior

renovate

verb
to restore something to an earlier condition, by repairing or remodeling

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