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riposte

ri·poste

riposte

 
pronunciation:
rih past [or] rih post
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick return thrust in fencing, made after parrying a lunge by one's opponent.
definition 2: a sharp response, usu. spoken; retort.
At the press conference, the celebrity fended off accusations with clever ripostes.
similar words:
retort
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: riposted, ripostes, riposting
definition 1: to make a riposte in fencing.
definition 2: to give a quick response; retort.
similar words:
retort