Far from being a clandestine activity, the cheating was open and obvious.
1. clandestine [klænˋdɛstɪn] (adj.) [ mainly literary ] secret and often illegal
Example: clandestine telephone conversations
Apparently the other students didn't concur.
2. concur [kənˋkɝ] (v.) [ formal ] to agree with someone or something
Example: We strongly concur with the recommendations of this report.
(v.) if events concur, they happen at the same time
3. exemption [ɪgˋzɛmpʃən] (n.) permission to ignore something such as a rule, obligation, or payment
Example: He was granted exemption from military service.
Example: tax exemption for companies relocating to deprived areas
Following that flagrant violation of the law, Vernon resigned from office, saying that as a private citizen he would continue his crusade against those who drive under the influence of alcohol.
4. resign (v.) to state formally that you are leaving a job permanently
Example: It now seems clear that she will resign her directorship immediately.
Example: He was forced to resigned as Finance Minister.
Example: He made it clear that he was not resigning from active politics.
resign yourself ( to sth ) to accept that something unpleasant must happen and that you cannot change it
Example: He has resigned himself to the fact that he will lose his job.
resignation (n.) a formal written statement that you are leaving your job permanently
hand in/ tender/ submit your resignation
Example: I'm thinking of handing in my resignation.
5. crusade [kruˋsed] (n.) an effort over a long time to achieve something that you strongly believe is morally right: campaign
a crusade to do sth
Example: a crusade to ban tobacco advertising
Example: a crusade for equal rights
Example: They led an unsuccessful crusade against government corruption.