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    retort

    retort - Dictionary definition and meaning for word retort

    Definition
    (noun) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    Example Sentence
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
    Definition
    (noun) a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat Definition
    (verb) answer back
    Synonyms : come back , rejoin , repay , return , riposte
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for retort

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U give quick sharp reply when asked to come to a RE(S)ORT

Tort is to twist...like tortuous ...so retort is to twist a reply and hurl back!

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