40. Pretext
/ˈprēˌtekst/

  آموزش زبان زبانیک
something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is
concocted in order to conceal the real reason
an artful or simulated semblance

Usage Examples:

In the case of the new law, “national security” is a handy pretext. Zabanik.ir

Synonyms:

excuse, false excuse, stalking-horse, guise, pretence

 

بهانه، عذرخواهی، توجیه

 


 

 

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pretext means:

a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
a repetitive song in which syllables are assigned to a tone
a fictitious or purported reason that conceals the real reason
an official award given as formal public statement