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secret

noun     /ˈsiː.krət/
B1 [C] a piece of information that is only known by one person or a few people and should not be told to others: Why did you have to go and tell Bob about my illness? You just can't keep a secret, can you? A close couple should have no secrets from each other. Aren't you going to let me in on (= tell me) the secret? There's no secret (= everyone knows) about his homosexuality. She makes no secret of (= makes very clear) her dislike of her father. That restaurant is one of the best-kept secrets in London.Secrecy and privacy [C] a fact about a subject that is not known: the secrets of the universeSecrecy and privacy B2 [S] the particular knowledge and skills needed to do something very well: So what's the secret of being a good cook?Knowledge and awareness
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