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culprit
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
someone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal; or something that caused a problem
  • Once the town was terrorized by a series of morbid nocturnal events: people's chickens and household pets were found mutilated; although the culprit was Crazy Addie, who eventually drowned himself in Barker's Eddy, people still looked at the Radley Place, unwilling to discard their initial suspicions.
    p. 10.9
culprit = person responsible for wrongdoing
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