Assail: Make a concerted or violent attack on

Onslaught: A fierce or destructive attack

Sentence example: Five assailants died in the onslaught – some by their own hand – and police arrested four others.

The Power Memory Strategy:

  • Assail: Link to assa-, i.e. violence ⇒ notice the similarity with assassin, assault
  • Onslaught: Link to -slaught, i.e. slaughter
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