a group of former states in NE India, most of which are now part of the state of Assam.
a state in NE India. 85,012 sq. mi. (220,181 sq. km). Capital: Shillong. Contemporary Examples That’s because we’ve had an outbreak of bloodshed in the eastern state of Assam. The Irony of the Anti-Immigration Violence in Assam Dilip D’Souza August 19, 2012 One, the specter of the Bangladeshi Muslim invasion is a widely-held impression about […]
of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language. a native or inhabitant of . an Indic language of . Historical Examples Assamese, on the other hand, is remarkably free from these parasites, its vocabulary being mainly tadbhava. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5 Various But, son, I am angry that thou […]
a murderer, especially one who kills a politically prominent person for fanatical or monetary reasons. (initial capital letter) one of an order of Muslim fanatics, active in Persia and Syria from about 1090 to 1272, whose chief object was to Crusaders. Contemporary Examples But the third room of the office is at the back, and […]
- Assassin bug
any of numerous bugs of the family Reduviidae, feeding chiefly on other insects but including some forms that are bloodsucking parasites of mammals. Historical Examples Perhaps this is heightened by the contrast between the pretty, trim form of the ladybird and the ugliness of the assassin bug. Book of Monsters David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard […]