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Spell check of pretext

Correct spelling: pretext

Synonyms:
ruse, pretence, subterfuge, pretending, window-dressing, stalking-horse, affectation, plea, air, claim, pretension, seeming, explain, affirmation, show, make-believe, dissembling, smoke screen, front, coloring, honest, mask, pretense, guise, cover, semblance, alibi, stratagem, assumption, feigning, face, excuse, trick, masquerade, justification, affection, simulation, disguise, wile, white lie, put-on, rationale, reason, veneer, color, gloss, false colors, disguisement, red herring, veil, dissimulation, cloak.

Antonyms:
sincerity, actuality, fact, guilelessness, candor, reality, simplicity, frankness, truth, honesty, openness, ingenuousness.

Examples of usage:

1) Many excellent persons, for example, have no better pretext to advance for their claim than that they also feel a warm sentiment of interest in the cause of the poor. - "Contemporary Socialism", John Rae.

2) The villa in which they lived was for ever in an uproar, for all three gave battle on the smallest pretext. - "Command", William McFee.

3) It had been a pretext; his only anxiety was not to discuss it any more. - "The Pioneers", Katharine Susannah Prichard.

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