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assassinate

  

      vb   tr  
1    to murder (a person, esp. a public or political figure), usually by a surprise attack  
2    to ruin or harm (a person's reputation, etc.) by slander  
   assassination             n  


character assassination  
      n   the act of deliberately attempting to destroy a person's reputation by defamatory remarks  
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assassination

  
  
elimination     (slang)   hit     (slang)   killing, liquidation, murder, purge, removal     (euphemistic)   slaying  

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