salvo
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salvo (pronounced SAL-voh)

As this word can also mean the simultaneous or rapid succession of multiple rounds of artillery, firearms, bombs or rockets, you can imagine that it’s a strong one. In the everyday language of business and life, a salvo means either a sudden burst of something (quite frequently a noise or an action that creates noise) or an energetic attack (usually with words or wit). This versatile word can also be used as a verb.

Example: When his senior thesis was viscously (and unfairly) attacked by his student rival during the jury period, Javier quickly defended himself, throwing out a stinging salvo and exposing his classmate’s flawed thinking and personal bias.