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Answer

A formal rebuttal that the defendant in a lawsuit makes against the claims of the plaintiff. The answer asserts that the plaintiff's allegations are false, or, if they are true, that the defendant is not liable for them.
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She would always get in trouble for answering back to the teachers and talking in class.
teachers have reported pupils answering back, walking off, swearing and using disrespectful language after watching it on TV.
In total88%of school staff said this type of show led to general rudeness among children, such as answering back, mimicking, or using retorts or catchphrases.