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1

Decriminalize

v. To do away with legal penalties for.
Root: Crimin
Syn: disregard
Ant: keepsake

2

Incriminate

v. To reveal guilt or make someone appear guilty.
Root: Crimin
Syn: implicate
Ant: acquit

3

Recrimination

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

4

Culpable

adj. Deserving blame.
Root: Culp
Syn: liable
Ant: blameless

5

Culprit

n. One responsible for crime.
Root: Culp
Syn: perpetrator
Ant: victim

6

Mea Culpa

interjection: Statement uttered to show personal responsibility for a wrong.
Root: Culp
Syn: admit
Ant: denie

7

Onus

n. Burden or obligation.
Root: Onus/Oner
Syn: duty
Ant: service

8

Onerous

adj. Unpleasant and burdensome.
Root: Onus/Oner
Syn: demanding
Ant: easy

9

Exonerate

v. To prove not guilty.
Root: Onus/Oner
Syn: acquit
Ant: condemn, convict

10

Approbation

n. Praise or approval.
Root: Prob/Prov
Syn: commendation
Ant: condemnation

11

Reprobate

n. A dishonest or immoral person; a scoundrel.
Root: Prob/Prov
Syn: delinquent
Ant: goody-two-shoes

12

Reprove

v. To scold or criticize.
Root: Prob/Prov
Syn: chide
Ant: praise

13

Prob/Prov

Latin: prove good, approve.
Approbation, Reprobation, and Reprove.

14

Onus/Oner

Latin: burden
Onus, Onerous, and Exonerate.

15

Culp

Latin: to blame.
Culpable, Culprit, and Mea Culpa.

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Crimin

Latin: crime, charge of crime.
Decriminalize, Incriminate, and Recrimination.