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[ verb ] answer back

Used in print

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

`` That will have to be in the hotel '' , the doctor retorted , confirming Alex 's anticipations .

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answer rejoinder

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[ noun ] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Examples

"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

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reply sass counter return

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[ noun ] a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

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vessel alembic still

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