assignation vs. assignment vs. assassination – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Assignation

Definition:

a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)

Examples:

The lovers set a midnight assignation at the hotel.

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Assignment

Definition:

a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces and in school)

Examples:

Our first assignment was to write an essay about our family history.

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Assassination

Definition:

the act of killing someone (usually a public figure)

Examples:

The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. was an awful thing.

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