how to pronounce pretext


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pretext is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of pretext in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… under the false pretext of preventing …”

meaning of pretext

Pretext is a false reason for doing something.

pretext frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pretext occurs in english on average 1.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pretext can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pretext can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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