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.

    

    

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