Synonyms of 'alibi'

apology, blind, cloak, color, cover, cover-up, cover story, device, explain, explanation, facade, feint, front, gloss, guise, handle, locus standi, mask, out, plea, pretense, pretension, pretext, protestation, refuge, right, screen, semblance, sham, show, smoke screen, stalking-horse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, varnish, veil