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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