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'priːtɛkst
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English Definition
(名) As a noun
  1. An artful or simulated semblance.
  2. Something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason.
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Part of Speech(名) noun
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藉口jièkǒuto use as an excuse; on the pretext; excuse; pretext; also written 借口
托辞tuōcísee 讬词
由头yóutoupretext; excuse; justification; reason
借词jiècíloanword; pretext
盾牌dùnpáishield; pretext; excuse
托词tuōcíto make an excuse; pretext; excuse
说辞shuōcíexcuse; pretext; entreaties; arguments
饰词shìcíexcuse; pretext
借口jièkǒuto use as an excuse; on the pretext; excuse; pretext
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