word: clandestine

clandestine 

Definition: (adjective) Kept or done in secret, often in order to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.
Synonyms: hush-hush, cloak-and-dagger, undercover, underground, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, secret, surreptitious
Usage: The clandestine affairs of the congressman are being investigated by the ethics committee. Discuss.

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