A spirited, incisive reply
To speak or act in response, as to a question
Or still more the dialectical device by which the sceptic claims to escape the riposte that his very argument presumes the validity of this or that principle, viz.
Your opposition to the regime of Mugabe is the ultimate riposte to his fraudulent nonsense about fighting colonialism.
And he had no riposte to the Iranian missiles raining down on Baghdad.
Learning as punishment Paul McKelvie, Director of ScottishPower Learning, gave a sobering riposte.
Then comes the inevitable riposte: " Why are they changing them?
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