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pretext
used in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire)

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Definition
a false reason presented to hide the real reason for doing something
  • I stop Peeta's practice, on the pretext of showing him how to rid himself of the itchy scabs, and as we scrub ourselves, I bring up our escape.
    Chapter 25 (15% in)

There are no more uses of "pretext" in Hunger Games Book #2 (Catching Fire).

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