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answer

1. Law
a. a party's written reply to his opponent's interrogatories
b. (in divorce law) the respondent's written reply to the petition
2. a musical phrase that follows the subject of a fugue, reproducing it a fifth higher or a fourth lower
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From now on, swearing of the worst kind and answering back will be de rigueur because the kids have learned it from the Master.
I was speaking in English and he was answering back in French but I think he got my message.
Kosik, 16, proved he's no Dumbo by answering back at Everland wildlife park in Yongin, near Seoul.