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Have you ever wanted to talk like a detective? 

Ever wanted to learn the lingo? You now have the walk, but you want to have the talk? 

Imagine this: you’ve successfully managed to dress like a detective after our superb guide to dressing like one, but now you want the full package of ensuring you have the correct vocabulary of a detective.

We’ve got you covered.

As masters of mystery and knowing a thing or two about how a detective talks and what all the terminology means, we have put together your ultimate guide to a detective's vocabulary: 

Detectives Vocabulary - CluedUpp

Alibi - An excuse that an accused person uses to show that he or she was not at the scene of the crime

Breakthrough - A discovery that helps solve the crime

Clue - A fact or object that gives information that helps the detective solve the crime

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Culprit - A person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed

Crime - An action that breaks the law

Deduction - Drawing a conclusion or making a judgement about something based on information you have

Detectives vocabulary - detectives CluedUpp

Evidence - An object or statement that helps prove who committed the crime

Hunch - A guess or feeling that is not based on facts

Interrogate - Asking questions of someone closely, aggressively por formally in a way to obtain answers 

Investigation - The action of investigating something or someone; formal or systematic examination or research. 

Motive - A reason that a person does something - motives may be anger, hatred, jealousy or greed

Mystery - Something that is unknown; oftentimes something is missing or stolen

Plot - A plan made in secret by a group or individual to do something illegal or harmful

Detective words and vocabulary

Red Herring - A false clue that throws the investigator off track

Riddle - A question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer 

Sleuth - An investigator or detective 

Suspect - Person who has motive to have committed a crime

Witness - Person who has seen something or has knowledge about a crime that might help solve it 

Detective vocab

Now you have the detective's vocabulary, do you think you’re up to the case of solving a mystery? 

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