Fear and fight

parry
(v)
PAR-ee
Meaning

1. ward off a blow; deflect; strike aside

1st Sample Sentence

1. He moved to parry his opponent's sword-blow with his own sword, but he was not quick enough, and the blade pierced his heart and killed him instantly.

2nd Meaning

2. (figurative) ward off; deflect; strike aside

2nd Sample Sentence

2. At the news conference, the politician managed to parry every question that was put to him, cunningly answering in such a way that no real information was conveyed.

Root

parare (to make ready, prepare) (Latin)

Mnemonics

sounds like "Harry" Potter who wards off the curse from Voldemort. pari- imagine a pari (angel) warding off difficulties.

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