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責 means 'torture' or 'blame'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 832   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-19    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 32    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 135 words   Used in 8 names   Component in 17 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   セキ
Kun
   める to torture; to blame, accuse
⿱   () master   shellfish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 責 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 責 is used 131 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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セキ : 110 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. duty; responsibility (incl. supervision of staff)
2. liability; onus
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める (read as ぜ) : 11 words FIND ALL
verbal abuse
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to condemn; to blame; to criticize; to criticise; to reproach; to accuse
2. to urge; to press; to pester
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Henshall: 751 (originally: 728)  Joy o' Kanji : 728  Key to Kanji: 617 

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セキ   せめる to torture; to blame, accuse   
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かい shellfish   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
シュ   ぬし    あるじ master, proprietor, owner   
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