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Mystery Vocabulary Words #1

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alibi
the defense by an accused person
clue
anything that serves to guide or direct in the solution of a problem
deceive
to mislead by a false appearance or statement
disguise
to change the appearance to conceal the identity or mislead
deduction
a process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows
intrigue
to arouse the curiosity
mysterious
of obscure nature, or meaning; puzzling
phenomena
Something that is impressive or extraordinary
swindle
anything deceptive; a fraud; to cheat
villain
a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel
motive
something that causes a person to act in a certain way, so a certain thing
sleuth
a detective