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Alibi

Proof that someone who is thought to have committed a crime could not have done it, especially the fact or statement that they were in another place at the time it happen

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Pretext

Pretended reason for doing something rather than real reason

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Heartfelt

Most sincere apology

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Lame excuse

Weak excuse

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Cast-iron alibi

Firm reason why she was innocent

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Phony

Not sincere or not real

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Flimsy pretext

Weak and not very believable excuse

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Remorse

Feeling of guilt or regret

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Acquitted

Declared not guilty

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Repented

Said he was sorry and asked for forgiveness

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Posthumous pardon

Official forgiveness after someone's death for crimes they were unjustly convicted for

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Exonerated

Declared someone to be free of blame

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Reprieve

Official order stopping or delaying punishment

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Treaty

Written agreement between two or more countries

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Armistice

Agreement to stop war while peace discussions take place

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Truce

Agreement between two enemies to stop fighting for a period of time

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Accord

Official agreement, especially between countries

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Ceasefire

Agreement to stop fighting in order to allow discussions about peace