The following passages come from a book invented just for students to remember GRE words.
He’d once known acclaim for his acerbic wit, which cut through the acedia of modern society.
My qusetion: What does He’d once known acclaim for mean?
But his wife would not accommodate the acerbity that was now leaving her husband’s writing abstruse: he had sought a teaching position to satisfy the absurd need for security his wife considering a teaching post accomplish abstnence from poverty.
My question:There’re so many words in the underlined part. Is accomplish used correctly here in structure ?
Please help me out and many many thanks in advance.