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MVMS Eng 7 Mystery

Vocabulary from Mystery and suspense unit

detective someone who helps solve a mystery
suspect (n.) someone who is thought to have committed a crime
suspect (v.) to consider to be true or probable
alibi to claim or excuse of innocence
clue a fact or object that helps solve a mystery
red herring a false clue that distracts from the solution of a mystery
victim someone who is harmed by a crime
mood a state of mind or feeling; the tone of a literary work
motive a reason for committing a crime
solve to find the answer or solution to a problem
accomplice someone who assists in the committing of a crime
foreshadowing to indicate something before it happens
modus operandi the pattern of behavior of someone when committing a crime
flashback a section of a literary work that interrupts the sequence of events to relate an event from an earlier time
mystery anything that is kept secret or remains unexplained or unknown
suspense a condition of mental uncertainty or excitement as in waiting for a decision or outcome usually accompanied by anxiety