February 24th, 2020

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Rare Pairs Prompt #20

Have you posted your longer fic, or are you getting close to it? Have you linked all your short fics yet? Link them here, or post to the comm yourself. Either's good!

Here's the next 'long' prompt:

"What if I wanted to break?"


Need a short prompt or two? Give me some numbers between 1 and 150 and I'll give you some (hopefully) inspirational words. Note: some of these may be suggestive, but you don't have to use them that way, OR you may ask me for another word to replace the one/s you don't like, and I'll find you something that's more general.

The next long prompt will be in two days time, but in the meantime if you need anything else, comment here and I'll reply as soon as I can!
roses::by any other name

Word of the Day 02/24/20 Riposte

Riposte (noun, verb)
riposte or ri·post[ ri-pohst ]


noun
1. a quick, sharp return in speech or action; counterstroke: a brilliant riposte to an insult.
2. Fencing. a quick thrust given after parrying a lunge.

verb (used without object), ri·post·ed, ri·post·ing.
3. to make a riposte.
4. to reply or retaliate.

WORDS RELATED TO RIPOSTE
maneuver, repartee, return, retort, thrust, reply

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1700–10; < French, variant of risposte prompt answer < Italian risposta, noun use of feminine past participle of rispondere to answer < Vulgar Latin *respondere for Latin respondēre; see respond

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIPOSTE
To my liberal readers who are about to riposte that it's hard to imagine a GOP being harder right--oh no it's not!
WOULD A NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE BE BETTER?|MICHAEL TOMASKY|NOVEMBER 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST

U.S. intelligence expects that the North would up the ante to every American riposte.
WAR LOOMS FOR OBAMA IN IRAN, SYRIA, AND NORTH KOREA|LESLIE H. GELB|APRIL 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST

There were many amusing gaffes and Julia was always ready with a riposte.
SHE TAUGHT ME TO COOK—AND CALLED ME A KLUTZ|SANDRA MCELWAINE|AUGUST 6, 2009|DAILY BEAST

She is down on it like the lightning, quick as she is in her contracted circle, politeness guarding her from a riposte.
DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS, COMPLETE|GEORGE MEREDITH

I instantly replied by a riposte, but failed to catch him napping.
THE GREAT QUEST|CHARLES BOARDMAN HAWES

Therefore, as a general principle, riposte direct, in the line in which you have found the blade.
SECRETS OF THE SWORD|CSAR LECAT DE BAZANCOURT

No; I repeat to you, had you the best reasons to oppose to him, do not riposte, refuse the strife.
EN ROUTE|J.-K. (JORIS-KARL) HUYSMANS

“Septime enveloppe,” a riposte by means of a twist and thrust after a parry in septime.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 5|VARIOUS

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.