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merits

/ (ˈmɛrɪts) /
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pl n

the actual and intrinsic rights and wrongs of an issue, esp in a law case, as distinct from extraneous matters and technicalities
on its merits on the intrinsic qualities or virtues

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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