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World Lit unit 10 vocab

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CRIMIN
Latin Crimen "crime, charge of crime"
decriminalize
v. to do away with legal penalties for
incriminate
v. to reveal guilt or make someone appear guilty
incriminate syn/ant
syn: implicate
ant:acquit
recrimination
n. an accusation made in reply; a countercharge
recrimination syn
syn: rebuke
CULP
latinn CULPARE, CULPATUM "to blame:
culpable
adj. deserving blame
culpable syn/ ant
syn: liable
ant: blameless
culprit
n. one responsible fore a crime
culprit
syn: prepetrator
mea culpa
interjection statement uttered to show personal responsibility
ONUS/ ONER
latin ONUS "burden"
onus
n. burden or obligation
onus syn
duty
onerous
adj. unpleasant and burdensome
onerous syn/ ant
syn: demanding
ant: easy
exonerate
v. to prove not guilty
exonerate syn/ ant
syn: acquit
ant: condemn, convict
Prob/Prov
latin Probare probatum "prove good, approve"
reprobate
n. a dishonest or immoral person; a scoundrel
reprobate syn
syn: delinquent
reprove
v. to scold or criticize
reprove syn/ant
syn: chide
ant: praise