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Reasons and excuses

reason

noun

a fact, situation, or intention that explains why something happened, why someone did something, or why something is true

excuse

noun

a reason that you give to explain why you have done something bad, or why you have not done something that you should have done

point

noun

the reason for something

cause

noun

a reason for behaving in a particular way or for feeling a particular emotion

occasion

noun

a reason for something

motive

noun

the reason that you do something

motivation

noun

a reason for doing something

pretext

noun

a reason that you pretend to have in order to hide your real reason or intention

ground

noun

a reason for what you say or do, or for being allowed to say or do something

in justification of something

giving reasons why something is true or right

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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