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This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.
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We used to hear a lot of rumours about such clandestine transactions.

Other clandestine links operate, smuggling arms and, according to the police, drugs into Northern Ireland.

He then returned the plane to its home airport and vanished back into his clandestine world.

Indeed, it does appear to be the case that the clandestine nuclear weapons programme was initiated following that strike.

So far, if the clandestine meetings had gotten any easier, it was only marginally.

I agreed to act as though our affair were a secret, a clandestine drama to be hidden from the rest of the world.

This is particularly true of those involved in clandestine or illegal activities.

The area is also a haven of illegal immigrants, the majority who are involved in the clandestine activities.

Some of the longtime members began organizing clandestine meetings to discuss grievances.

Their aid no longer had to be clandestine.

She was a clandestine officer of the CIA and she had worked undercover around the world.

Gathering his cast and crew, he plots a clandestine departure.

He switched on later to the lucrative clandestine trade of felling and smuggling of sandalwood trees.

But the other side of the story is of course, perhaps it is possible they were on some clandestine mission.

We watched their clandestine purchasing and procurement network very carefully.

Olga’s clandestine meetings with Nicholai at Michael’s home were becoming dangerous.

Now they were ruled by silence, as if on their way to some clandestine meeting of which it was not permitted to speak.

In certain details every clandestine struggle is very much the same.

The clandestine route the escaped slaves traveled became known as the Underground Railroad.

There were clandestine meetings in a shutdown youth centre, and journeys of many miles to seek out particular preachers.

For years she’d been clandestinely dating Jean.

During the years 1961-63, she worked clandestinely for the Algerian National Liberation Front.

The group emerged from clandestinity to lead the largest revolutionary mass movement in the country’s history.

If procedures are outlawed they will almost certainly be available clandestinely to those who can pay.

Among the most interesting speakers were those who had clandestinely slipped out of occupied France by boat or via the Spanish mountains.

But what the company cannot be proud of is the air of clandestinity surrounding its operations.

Even the most discrete of armadas might alter their plans and give hint to some clandestinity on our part.

“My client appreciates clandestinity,” the dealer said.

These leaders have spent all their adult lives in the cocoon of isolation and paranoia that clandestinity generates.

Mandela’s autobiography came out originally in 1994, although he started writing it clandestinely in 1974 during his imprisonment.