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Meritocracy

Meritocracy

Part of speech: noun
Origin: British English, 1958
  1. A government system in which power and advancement is based upon talent and performance rather than birthright or wealth.
  2. Any organizational structure in which people are judged based on achievement.
Examples of Meritocracy in a sentence
" Democratic elections promote a meritocracy, instead of monarchy
where power is passed down through the family."

" The company has become more of a meritocracy, with regular
performance reviews determining promotions and raises."
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Surfeit

Part of speech: Noun
Origin: Middle English,14th century
  1. An overabundant or excessive amount of something
  2. Eat or drink to excess
Examples of surfeit in a sentence
" The wedding, with buffet tables piled high
with a surfeit of delicacies, would be talked
about in the family for years."

"He was on a strict diet, only giving into surfeit
on his one cheat day of the month."
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Fogbow

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Mid- 19th century
  1. A rainbow made of fog droplets; a white rainbow
  2. An arc or circle of white or yellow seen against the fog
Examples of Fogbow in a sentence
" The children were so startled to see a fogbow that they called
it a ghost rainbow."

" Keep your eyes peeled on an overcast morning; you might
be lucky to see a fogbow."
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Flummoxed

Part of speech: Adjective

Origin: Uncertain, mid 19th century

1. Totally uncertain or bewildered
2. Utterly unable to understand or comprehend
Examples of Flummoxed in a sentence 
" The complex equations in his physics course
left him completely flummoxed."

" She was flummoxed by all of the big, confusing words inserted into the legal agreement."