Originally Posted by Caddy
Rationalization: To justify an immoral act, or illogical behaviour. “The process of thought by which one justifies a discreditable act, and by which one offers to oneself and the world a better motive for one's action than the true motive”
Explanation: To make plain, manifest, or intelligible; to clear of obscurity; to illustrate the meaning of.
It's quite obvious @vurt was offering the latter…