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A.Word.A.Day--inculpate

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inculpate (in-KUHL-payt) verb tr.

To accuse; to incriminate.

[From Late Latin inculpatus, from Latin in- + culpatus, past participle of culpare to blame, from culpa fault.]

"`It had not been there the morning before.' `How do you know?' `Because I tidied out the wardrobe.' `That is final. Then someone came into your room and placed the pistol there in order to inculpate you.'" Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Problem of Thor Bridge.

This week's theme: words from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's writings.

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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950)

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