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Parry GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Parry GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈpær.i/ US /ˈper-/ (noun and verb)


to avoid or defend yourself against the damaging effect of a weapon or blow, dodge, evade, duck, shield yourself from, sidestep, fend off, counter, repel, ward off, deflect, block – to avoid answering questions cleverly, elude, evade, circumvent – evasion, repulsion


A parry is a fencing bladework maneuver intended to deflect or block an incoming attack.

To execute a parry, fencers strike the opponent’s foible, or the area near the tip of the blade, with their forte, or the part of the blade near the bell guard (or handle) of the weapon. This deflects the opponent’s blade away from them, protecting them and placing them in a good position to strike back. Approximations of the precise parries are made often during bouts, but are usually accurate enough to be classed as parries.

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