wit

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wit

1. the talent or quality of using unexpected associations between contrasting or disparate words or ideas to make a clever humorous effect
2. speech or writing showing this quality
3. a person possessing, showing, or noted for such an ability, esp in repartee
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In his retelling, it is no snappy comeback -- simply a methodical review of Tribune's core newspaper and broadcasting businesses, its move out of newsprint and into interactive CD-ROM media, its ever-expanding programming ventures in both broadcast and niche cable television, its stake in the America Online information service and its ownership of the regional Chicago Online database service.
The host didn't have a snappy comeback, and I was able to direct the discussion back to the inequities in school funding.
There was no excuse for my lack of a snappy comeback. After all,
She makes the most out of the flimsy plot, filling out her prima donna character with campy temper tantrums and snappy comebacks.
I love TV shows prominently featuring small kick-ass blond women who toss off snappy comebacks every two seconds.