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achievement

noun [C or U] uk   us   /əˈtʃiːv.mənt/
B1 something very good and difficult that you have succeeded in doing: An Olympic silver medal is a remarkable achievement for one so young. The Tale of Genji has been described as the greatest achievement of Japanese literature. It gives you a sense of achievement if you actually make it to the end of a very long book.
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