something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <the standard answer of “Fine, thank you” when asked, “How are you?”> Related Words back talk
, non sequitur
something attained by mental effort and especially by computation <the answers to the odd-numbered problems are at the back of the book>
action or behavior that is done in return to other action or behavior <a cold stare was her withering answer to that gratuitous insult>
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