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Saturday December 16, 2017

Clandestine (klan-DES-tin)

Done in secrecy, usually because it is wrong or bad

Usage Examples

  • The teenagers took a clandestine weekend trip to the cabin while their parents were out of town.
  • The clandestine mission to assassinate the foreign dictator was only known by the president and a few others.

Word Usage Tip


  • The two employees planned a SECRET scheme to steal money from the cash register after hours.
  • The two employees planned a CLANDESTINE scheme to steal money from the cash register after hours.

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