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Monday, November 06, 2006

Is Life About What You Do or Who You Do It With--Success = Merit or Nepotism?

Words for the Week


noun (plural mer·its)

1. value: value that deserves respect and acknowledgmenta work of considerable technical and artistic merit
2. good quality: a good or praiseworthy characteristic that somebody or something has ( often used in the plural )
3. ability: proven ability or accomplishmentShe got her promotion based on merit.
4. religion spiritual credit: spiritual worthiness achieved by doing good works

deserve something: to be worthy of or earn somethingSome people feel the award wasn't merited.This merits closer inspection.

[12th century. Via French mérite <>



favoritism shown to relatives: favoritism shown by somebody in power to relatives and friends, especially in appointing them to good positions

[Mid-17th century. <>

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