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cul·prit

culprit

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhl priht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is charged with or is guilty of doing something wrong.
Which one of you is the culprit who stole my lunch money?
synonyms:
offender
similar words:
criminal
definition 2: something that is the basic cause or starting point of something bad.
Scientists studying the disease discovered that mosquitos were the culprit.
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