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assassin

as·sas·sin

assassin

 
pronunciation:
sae sn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who murders for money or for ideological reasons.
The assassin of President McKinley was an anarchist.
synonyms:
hatchet man, hit man
similar words:
bravo, cutthroat, gunman, killer, murderer, torpedo
definition 2: one who debases or destroys.
My brother, the writer, calls people who don't punctuate correctly "the assassins of the English language"!
synonyms:
defamer, denigrator
similar words:
destroyer, maligner, slanderer
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