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Retort 1100 Words You Need Week 38 Day 4

Retort 1100 Words You Need Week 38 Day 4

Retort 1100 Words You Need Week 38 Day 4

/rɪˈtɔːt/ US /-ˈtɔːrt/ (noun & verb)

to answer someone directly, quickly and angrily, reply, respond, rejoin, bite back, say in response, counter, retaliate, return, snap back, answer back, response, riposte, rejoinder

I was running late. My wife Eleanor and I had agreed to meet at the restaurant at seven o’clock and it was already half past. I had a good excuse in the form of a client meeting that ran over and I wasted no time getting to the dinner as fast as possible.

When I arrived at the restaurant, I apologized and told her I didn’t mean to be late.

She answered: “You never mean to be late.” Uh oh, she was mad.

“Sorry,” I retorted, “but it was unavoidable.” I told her about the client meeting. Not only did my explanations soothe her, they seemed to make things worse. That started to make me angry.

That dinner didn’t turn out to be our best.

Source: https://hbr.org/

Noun: retorter


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