Our word riposte is the sassier, flashier, Frenchier synonym of re___der; both mean "a sharp or witty response to something, usually in disagreement."
From French, and ultimately from the Latin word that gave us "respond," our word "riposte" was originally a term used in fencing (sword fighting) that meant "a quick return thrust."
"True to form, Facebook responded...on Wednesday with a blog post that’s framed as a clarification but written as a riposte."
Explain the meaning of "riposte" without saying "counterstroke" or "sharp comeback."
Fill in the blanks: "(Something) is a (grand, zippy, slashing, full-throated, half-baked, poorly planned, etc.) riposte to (something else)."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of RIPOSTE is
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