- v. to make legal/remove legal penalties
- Example: The majority of the United States has moved to decriminalize being non-heterosexual.
- v. to reveal guilt or make someone appear guilty
- Example: The killer planted the evidence on purpose to incriminate the man.
- n. an counter accusation or reply
- Example: The lawsuit degraded to the lawyers just responding with personal recriminations
- adj. deserving blame
- Example: The woman was obviously culpable of the crime since she was caught with the weapon.
- n. one responsible for the crime.
- Example: In Case Closed, the culprit is often shown before the main character.
- interjection. uttered to show responsibility for a wrong.
- Example: "Mea culpa" soon became Clumsy Cara's new catchphrase.
- n. burden or obligation/duty
- Example: Weiss refused to disclose her onus to her friends, as she felt it was hers and hers alone.
- adj. unpleasant or burdensome
- Example: I faced the onerous pile of homework with new-found determination.
- v. to prove not guilty
- Example: The new evidence was not sufficient to exonerate the suspect.
- n. praise or approval
- Example: Receiving approbation from the people who mean the most to you is the most gratifying feeling.
- n. a dishonest person
- Example: Although I try not to be, I have a habit of acting like an irritable reprobate.
- v. to scold or criticize
- Example: I harshly reproved myself after I couldn't learn the simple piano piece.