What is the opposite of pretext?

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Noun
Opposite of a false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason
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Opposite of a trick or deception used to achieve an objective
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Opposite of a false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions
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Opposite of an excuse or pretext
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Opposite of a claim that a circumstance means that one should not be blamed for or should not be forced to do something
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Opposite of basis, premise
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Opposite of a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence
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Opposite of a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
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Opposite of a deliberate attempt to conceal unpleasant or incriminating facts about a person or organization in order to protect their reputation
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