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Here is a sample that I find particularly appealing:
riposte • \rih-POAST\ • noun
1 : a fencer's quick return thrust following a parry
*2 : a retaliatory verbal sally : retort
3 : a retaliatory maneuver or measure
Lynn is a master of verbal riposte, able to dash off the kind of replies that most people only think of in the car on the way home.
[No, my friends, I did not make that up.]