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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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So friends, I wanted to spread this message "stop answering back, and start helping and doing good things instead".
The mothers' union talking shop, who scare David Cameron so much he needs to wear nappies in their presence, say their little darlings have started copying the characters' behaviour by (wait for it) answering back, splashing in puddles and shouting "chocolate cake" when asked what they want for breakfast.
But the winger reckons the Villa players were more interested in responding on the field than answering back in the changing rooms.