pretexts

plural of pretext
as in reasons
a false ground that you give to hide why you are really doing something The leaders used a minor clash at the border as a pretext for war.

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“Pretexts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pretexts. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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