assailment


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Any assailment of the military thus comes disdainfully and indignantly to millions upon millions of our people for whom this state arm is the sole livelihood provider.
Although it is for economic experts and economists to join issue with him in a learned talk on his claims, the IMF recipes are under tremendous assailment nowadays in the very heart of the hemisphere from where comes traditionally its chief by dint of a deal amongst the world's arbiters.
One shudders to even think of how this no-holds-barred assailment would have affected the military\'s morale at this point in time when it should be at its best to take on the hostile forces viciously out to destabilise our homeland.