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Rev. War Spy Terms

Words related to espionage during the Rev. War

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the act or practice of spying; the use of spies by a government to discover the military and political secrets of other nations. espionage
military information about enemies, spies, etc. intelligence
activities designed to frustrate enemy espionage. counterintelligence
information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to harm a person, group, movement, institution, or nation. propaganda
the process of obtaining information about the position, activities, and resources of an enemy. reconnaissance
characterized by, done in, or executed with concealment or secrecy, especially for the purposes of deception. clandestine
to ask questions of a person, sometimes to seek answers or information that the person questioned considers personal or secret; to examine by questions. interrogate
: a German mercenary soldier hired by England to fight the colonists during the Revolutionary War. Hessian
a person hired to serve in a foreign army or guerilla organization. mercenary
the procedures, processes, and methods used to translate or interpret secret writings, like codes & ciphers, for which the key is unknown. cryptanalysis
a method of secret writing using substitution or transposition of letters according to a key. cipher
concealed, secret, disguised. covert
secret identity. cover
a prearranged secret spot where one espionage agent leaves a message or material for another agent to pick up. dead drop
Created by: ritaephillips