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capable (adjective), more capable, most capable
A reference to someone who is able to achieve something; skilled, competent: Jesse was capable of lifting 500 pounds with no sweat.
This entry is located in the following units: -able (page 5) cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient (page 2)
capable, culpable
capable (KAY puh buhl) (adjective)
Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment: Blake and Rudy were sure that Tamara was capable of winning the tennis match.
culpable (KUL puh buhl) (adjective)
Deserving of blame or censure as being wrong, evil, improper, or injurious: Neal is more culpable than the others of doing the right thing because he's had more experience than they have had.

The police investigator seemed to be very capable when he brought the charges against the two men stating that they were both culpable for stealing the car.

(Latin: a suffix; expressing capacity, fitness to do that which can be handled or managed, suitable skills to accomplish something; capable of being done, something which can be finished, etc.)
(Greek: fire, burn, burnt, burner; from kaustikos, "capable of burning" or "burning" and kaukstos, "combustible" and from kaiein, "to burn")
(Latin: seize, to be seized; capable of being seized)
(Latin: suffix; ability to, capable of, suitable for; pertaining to, like, belonging to, tending to)
(Latin: to laugh, laugh at; capable of exciting laughter; laughing)
(a Czech word, robota meaning "serf" or "slave" or "forced work" which is now applied to any manufactured device that is capable of doing work ordinarily done by human beings)
Word Entries containing the term: “capable
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This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 17)