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    Merit - (n.) The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
    Merit - (n.) Esp. in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
    Merit - (n.) Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits.
    Merit - (n.) To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment.
    Merit - (n.) To reward.
    Merit - (v. i.) To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Demerit - (n.) That which one merits or deserves, either of good or ill; desert.
    Demerit - (n.) That which deserves blame; ill desert; a fault; a vice; misconduct; -- the opposite of merit.
    Demerit - (n.) The state of one who deserves ill.
    Demerit - (n.) To deserve; -- said in reference to both praise and blame.
    Demerit - (n.) To depreciate or cry down.
    Demerit - (v. i.) To deserve praise or blame.
    Emerited - (a.) Considered as having done sufficient public service, and therefore honorably discharged.
    Emeritus - (a.) Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on account of age, infirmity, or long and faithful services; -- said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church.
    Emeriti - (pl. ) of Emeritus
    Emeritus - (n.) A veteran who has honorably completed his service.
    Immerit - (n.) Want of worth; demerit.
    Immerited - (a.) Unmerited.
    Immeritous - (a.) Undeserving.
    Merited - (imp. & p. p.) of Merit
    Meriting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Merit
    Meritable - (a.) Deserving of reward.
    Meritedly - (adv.) By merit; deservedly.
    Merithal - (n.) Alt. of Merithallus
    Merithallus - (n.) Same as Internode.
    Meritmonger - (n.) One who depends on merit for salvation.
    Meritorious - (a.) Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of recompense; valuable.
    Meritory - (a.) Meritorious.
    Meritot - (n.) A play of children, in swinging on ropes, or the like, till they are dizzy.
    Overmerit - (n.) Excessive merit.
    Premerit - (v. t.) To merit or deserve beforehand.
    Promerit - (v. t.) To oblige; to confer a favor on.
    Promerit - (v. t.) To deserve; to procure by merit.
    Protomerite - (n.) The second segment of one of the Gregarinae.
    Temerity - (n.) Unreasonable contempt of danger; extreme venturesomeness; rashness; as, the temerity of a commander in war.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Merit - n. 1 quality of deserving well. 2 excellence, worth. 3 (usu. In pl.) A thing that entitles one to reward or gratitude. B intrinsic rights and wrongs (merits of a case). v. (-t-) deserve. [latin meritum value, from mereor deserve]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Demerit - n. Fault; blemish.
    Emeritus - adj. Retired but retaining one's title as an honour (emeritus professor). [latin mereor earn]
    Meritocracy - n. (pl. -ies) 1 government by those selected for merit. 2 group selected in this way. 3 society governed thus.
    Meritorious - adj. Praiseworthy.
    Temerity - n. Rashness; audacity. [latin temere rashly]
    Unmerited - adj. Not merited.

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