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comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
consternation - great shock; dismay
comestible - something fit to be eaten
overthrow - topple; N.