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      pl n  
1    sometimes sing   valuables seized by violence, esp. in war  
2      (Chiefly U.S.)   the rewards and benefits of public office regarded as plunder for the winning party or candidate  
   See also       spoils system  

spoils system  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   the practice of filling appointive public offices with friends and supporters of the ruling political party  
   Compare       merit system  
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a militarist; person who urges war
Synonyms: warmonger, militant
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
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