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pretext

noun [C]  /ˈpri·tekst/ us  
a pretended reason for doing something that is used to hide the real reason: He called her on the pretext of needing help with his homework.
Translations of “pretext”
in Spanish pretexto…
in French prétexte…
in German der Vorwand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藉口,托詞…
in Russian предлог, отговорка…
in Turkish bahane, kulp, uyduruk neden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 借口,托词…
in Polish pretekst…
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