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 for Onslaught
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Onslaught \On"slaught`\, n. [OE. on on + slaught, slaht,
     slaughter. See Slaughter.]
     1. An attack; an onset; esp., a furious or murderous attack
        or assault.
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              By storm and onslaught to proceed.    --Hudibras.
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     2. A bloody fray or battle. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  onslaught
      n 1: a sudden and severe onset of trouble
      2: (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons);
         "the attack began at dawn" [syn: attack, onslaught,
         onset, onrush]
      3: the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication
         (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment
         of mail complaining about his mistake" [syn: barrage,
         bombardment, outpouring, onslaught]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "onslaught":
     abuse, aggravated assault, aggression, amphibious attack, appulse,
     armed assault, assailing, assailment, assault, attack,
     banzai attack, battering, berating, bitter words, blackening,
     blitz, blitzkrieg, breakthrough, brunt, bulldozing, bulling, bump,
     butchery, cannon, carambole, carom, charge, clash, collision,
     concussion, contumely, counterattack, counteroffensive,
     coup de main, crack-up, crash, crippling attack, crump, crunch,
     dead set at, descent on, diatribe, disorderliness, diversion,
     diversionary attack, drive, encounter, execration, flank attack,
     forcible seizure, frontal attack, gas attack, hammering,
     hard words, head-on attack, impact, impingement, infiltration,
     invective, jawing, jeremiad, killing, laying waste,
     lightning attack, lightning war, looting, mass attack, massacre,
     mauling, meeting, megadeath, mugging, obstreperousness, offense,
     offensive, onset, overkill, panzer warfare, percussion, philippic,
     pillaging, push, ramming, rape, rating, revilement, riot, rioting,
     run against, run at, rush, sacking, sally, screed, shock,
     shock tactics, sideswipe, slaughter, sledgehammering, smash,
     smash-up, smashing, sortie, sowing with salt, strike, thrusting,
     tirade, tongue-lashing, unprovoked assault, unruliness,
     vilification, violation, vituperation, whomp
  
  

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