MEANING: noun: A person who kills someone important, especially for political or ideological reasons.

ETYMOLOGY: From French assassin, from Latin assassinus, from Arabic hashshashin (hashish user). The word arose from the myth that members of the Nizari sect killed under the influence of hashish. Earliest documented use: 1340.

GASSASSIN - death by exposure to flatulence

ASSAYS IN - tests for purity are fashionable

ASS, ASSIGN - Dummy, make your designation already!