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LampPro Tip 1/3
Problem ResponsibilityPlay
Use 'culprit' to highlight who or what is to blame for a negative situation. SlideThe overworked server was the true culprit for the data loss.
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Informal InvestigationsPlay
'Culprit' can be used informally to refer to the cause of small, everyday problems. SlideWho's the culprit behind this kitchen mess?
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Not Always CriminalPlay
Remember that 'culprit' doesn't solely refer to crimes; it can also be someone causing minor troubles. SlideThe squirrels are the culprits for our garden mayhem.