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November 27, 2023

Word of the Day: Culprit

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Word of the Day
: November 27, 2023

\KUL-prit\ noun

What It Means

Culprit refers to a person who has committed a crime or done something wrong. Culprit can also refer to the source or cause of a problem.

// The break-in was witnessed by several neighbors, and the culprit was quickly apprehended.

// Our bread-baking effort was disappointing; the bread failed to rise, and apparently old yeast was the culprit.

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