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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 to study carefully
sleuth a detective
swanky old rich, like antiques
irony the unexpective
verbal irony sarcasm
situational irony when the reader is lead up to believe something and the opposite occurs
dramatic irony when the reader know something the character in the story doesn't
foreshadowing a literary device used to give the reader hints to an upcoming, significant event
red herrings misleading clues planted by the author in a plot to throw the reader off track
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