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Mystery Vocab Terms

These terms are going to help study for my mystery test on 5/14.

accomplice a helper or partner in a criminal act
alibi an excuse (truth or lie) regarding where a person was during a crime
alias an alternate identity
avarice greed
deduction a process of thinking, figuring out a puzzle by pulling the pieces apart and reassembling them
eccentric odd, quirky, out of the norm...
gaunt sunken faced
motive a reason for an act
pseudonym a fake name used by a writer for various reasons
scrutinize a fake name used by a writer for various reasons
sleuth a detective
swanky rich, but old rich, like antiques, etc
irony the unexpected.... verbal (like sarcasm) dramatic(when the reader knows information that a main character in a story doesn't situational(when a reader is led up to believe something...and then the opposite occurs. Like a bank robber robbing a bank to
foreshadowing a literary device used to give the reader hints to an upcoming, significant event. Usually this carries a negative connotation, but sometimes good events may be foreshadowed too
red herrings misleading clues planted by the author in a plot to throw the reader off track. These are used to draw the reader into the story.
Created by: KatieK587