Retort

Retort [ ri-TAWRT ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to answer back or retaliate
2. (intr. v.) to pay back or reply in a caustic manner
(n.) a reply, retort or an instance of retorting
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He retorted in a sarcastic tone.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 This was a verbal retort on a visceral scale.

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