Arson/Mystery Unit List #2

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alias

a nickname or another name someone takes on to hide one's true identity

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alibi

an excuse that shows someone was not at a crime scene

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alliteration

Repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sounds

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bending

a combination of tension and compression

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circumstantial evidence

evidence that relies on inference

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compression

A force that pushes on or squeezes a material.

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conduction

The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching.

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convection

The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid

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homophones

sound exactly alike, but have different spellings and meanings

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incriminating evidence

evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault

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physical evidence

tangible items that tend to prove some material fact (like fingerprints or a murder weapon)

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radiation

Heat transfer through infrared emission; radius = from the center, outward

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substructure

an underlying or supporting structure (the prefix, sub = under, below)

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superstructure

something built on top of something else; the part of the building that was built on top of the foundation or base (the prefix, super= above or beyond)

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shear

forces pushing on an object from opposite directions.

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suspect

Person thought to be capable of committing a crime.

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symbol

an object or an image in a literary work that means more than its literal meaning. It is used by the author to communicate a more complex idea. (In The Westing Game, chess is a symbol.)

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tension

stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object

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torsion

a twisting force

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wordplay

clever and witty use of "play on words" like puns, rhymes, homophones, alliteration, and other creative uses of words.

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