Clandestine – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Clandestine – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Clandestine: (Adjective) /ˈklændəstaɪn/

Definition:

done or kept secret

Synonyms: 

Secret, Classified, Confidential

Collocations:

With nouns: clandestine meeting/ operation

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Constant surveillance, clandestine meetings and the arrest of family and friends are part of everyday life.”
“As the newspaper’s special correspondent with Franco and his troops, Philby had a watertight cover for his clandestine operations.

For IELTS Writing:
“But there were enough to constitute an underground community, a clandestine network of social outcasts and émigrés.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

classwork, ligaments, clandestine, disrespect, overjoyed, heartless

  1. Thus he is forced to lead a ………………. existence, abandoned only when he occasionally reappears to demand money from his wife.
  2. It is important to file away your…………………. notes carefully so that you are able to find them again when you need them.
  3. Critchley was always vulnerable because of his irreverent humour, which could lead to incautious and overt ………………………
  4. His reputation already in jeopardy, Young further offended gentiles with what they thought was his most ……………………… scheme.
  5. ecause these abnormalities are in the bones or …………….. connected to the bones, muscle exercises will not work.
  6. She was …………………. to hear that their plan was working.

Answer keys:

  1. clandestine
  2. classwork
  3. disrespect
  4. heartless
  5. ligaments
  6. overjoyed

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