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ulterior

adjective uk   /ʌlˈtɪə.ri.ər/ us    /-ˈtɪr.i-/
ulterior motive, reason, purpose, etc. a secret purpose or reason for doing something: He claims he just wants to help Lisa but I suspect he has an ulterior motive.
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