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CRIMIN

Latin: Crimen means "crime, charge of crime."

Decriminalize, Incriminate, Recrimination.

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Decriminalize

v. To do away with legal penalties for.
Root: Crimin

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Incriminate

v. To reveal guilt or make (someone) appear guilty.
Root: Crimin
Syn: Implicate
Ant: Acquit

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Recrimination

n. An accusation made in reply; a counter-charge.
Root: Crimin
Syn: Rebuke

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CULP

Latin: Culpare, Culpatum means to "blame".

Culpable, Culprit, Mea Culpa.

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Culpable

adj. Deserving blame.
Root: Culp
Syn: Liable
Ant: Blameless

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Culprit

n. One responsible for a crime.
Root: Culp
Syn: Perpetrator

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Mea Culpa

interjection. Statement uttered to show personal responsibility for a wrong.
Root: Culpa

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ONUS/ONER


Latin: Onus means "burden".

Onus, Onerous, Exonerate.

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Onus

n. Burden or obligation.
Root: Onus
Syn: Duty

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Onerous

adj. Unpleasant and burdensome.
Root: Oner
Syn: Demanding
Ant: Easy

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Exonerate

v. To prove not guilty.
Root: Oner
Syn: Acquit
Ant: Condemn, Convict

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PROB/PROV

Latin: Probare, Probatum means to "prove good, approve".

Approbation, Reprobate, Reprove.

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Approbation

n. Praise or approval.
Root: Prob
Syn: Commendation
Ant: Condemnation

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Reprobate

n. A dishonest or immoral person; a scoundrel.
Root: Prob
Syn: Delinquent

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Reprove

v. To scold or criticize.
Root: Prov
Syn: Chide
Ant: Praise