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riposte — as in:  her witty riposte

She brushed aside his riposte that the cure is worse than the disease.
a quick reply to a question or remark — especially a witty or critical one

More rarely, riposte is used in the context of the sport of fencing to denote a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge.
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