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retort

noun [C]     /rɪˈtɔːt/ US  /-ˈtɔːrt/
a quick answer that is angry or funny: "I'm going to tell him," said Max. "Just you try!" came the retort.Answering and responding
(Definition of retort noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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