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Origin of secretive1
OTHER WORDS FROM secretivese·cre·tive·ly, adverbse·cre·tive·ness, noun
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The military has been trying to stop current and former special operators from discussing their secretive profession.Exclusive: Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Under Investigation for Leaking Secrets|Shane Harris|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mayor responded defiantly with a kind of military pageant that was truly bizarre for such a secretive organization.
The Long Range Strike Bomber may be the most secretive Pentagon aviation program in decades.How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes|Bill Sweetman|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Secretive and Masonic-like, the few dozen members had a special membership badge designed.
Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That the secretive habit of the Confederate Government helped cement the opposition cannot be doubted.The Day of the Confederacy|Nathaniel W. Stephenson
There are no other acids produced by the secretive glands of the stomach.Encyclopedia of Diet|Eugene Christian
The secretive commercial policy of the Dutch authorities made them shroud Tasman's discoveries in mystery.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
Or had he simply, capricious and secretive, abandoned his plantation taking the people with him.Within the Tides|Joseph Conrad
Grewgious was very sentimental, but too secretive to pay such a visit by daylight.The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot|Andrew Lang