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13-16 vocab/mystery

vocabulary for Novel/mystery

QuestionAnswer
breakthrough an advance or discovery that helps solve a crime
clue a fact object that helps solve mysteries
crime an act committed in violation of the law
deduce to infer by logical reasoning
deduction collecting the facts and drawing a possible conclusion
detective a person who investigates crimes and gathers information
evidence someone or something that proves who committed the crime
hunch a guess or feeling not based on known facts
motive an inner drive that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way
mystery something that is secret and unknown
plot the arrangements of incidents in a story
red herring a false lead that throws the investigator off track. it is used to divert attention from the basic issue
setting the time, place, environment and surrounding circumstances of a story
sleuth an investigator or detective
suspects people who appear to have a motive to have committed the crime
suspect a person who is suspected of a crime
victim someone who saw or can give a firsthand account of something
detention enforced detainment
parole conditional release from prison before the full term is up
intervention act of coming between to solve a problem
obligation duty
ruckus noisy disturbance
specialties special products
gizmo gadget
hypnotized put into a trance
Created by: summernovel