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dee me ruht

  • n  a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • n  the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel

  • Its single greatest demerit and this is a big one was that it wasn't particularly watertight.
  • While the courtly Virginian didn't react openly to Petraeus' answer, it plainly marked yet another demerit in the book of those lawmakers increasingly careful in weighing their .
  • They can do this by walking a mile for each demerit.
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