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de·mer·it

demerit

 
pronunciation:
dih me riht
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part of speech: noun
definition: a mark made on a person's record because of some fault or failure.
She had so many demerits for lateness that she feared being fired from her job.
antonyms:
honor
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The word demerit contains the following part:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-