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assailant

(ă-sāl′ănt)
One who violently attacks and injures another person.
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Wahid Hamad, the famed author of the show, which has been hitting the airwaves since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, has denied he has been commissioned by the Egyptian Government to write the show to assail the Muslim Brotherhood, which holds a fifth of the Egyptian Parliament.
Congressional hearings are held, and proponents of direct election assail the electoral college system with vituperative remarks.
The authors wisely stay away from dense critical theory, choosing instead to assail readers with numerous frightening illustrations of an unfolding world that would be comical in its anxieties, if it were not so tragic.
An experimental drug seems to assail obesity through dual biological actions, according to a new study.
The reader is brought into the colorful yet dangerous life of 12th-century France as evils of all kinds assail the logical Catherine and those closest to her.
They assail a marketing culture they claim is based on subterfuge, lies and hollow promises--in short, hypocrisy.