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What is another word for pretenses?

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Noun
Plural for a manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
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“Todd Brown had obviously come on board under the pretense of being a guest.”
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Plural for an excuse provided, such as for a mistake or failing
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“Often, I conned my mother into letting me stay up late with the pretense of homework or reading a book.”
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Plural for a lie, falsehood or trickery used to deceive
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“Morishima is clearly arguing in favor of using the pretense of independence as a diplomatic ploy.”
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Plural for a false front or appearance, or the act of putting one up
“Sally was struggling to keep up the pretense that all was well.”
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Plural for a claim or assertion of a claim to something
“Nussbaum objects that Butler's impenetrable and self-referential jargon makes a pretense to sophistication but is, in fact, sophistry.”
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Plural for affected and ostentatious speech, behavior or attitudes
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“Patrul's words were as authentic as gold, free of hypocrisy and free of pretense.”
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Plural for the action of pretending or imagining that things are a certain way
“This universality can only be an imagined pretense, Hegel argues.”
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Plural for a semblance or approximation to something
“His inane ramblings bore little pretense to coherency.”
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Plural for deception, especially when practiced under a false or assumed character
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Plural for deceit used in order to achieve one's goal
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Plural for spoken or written words that are absurd or meaningless
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Plural for an increase in quantity, size, or degree
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Plural for an intentionally false statement
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Plural for an assertion, especially an accusation, not necessarily based on facts
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Plural for an ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules
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Plural for joking, tricks
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Plural for a moral or legal entitlement to have or do something
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