I'm trying to find a good synonym for use in a scene, and the usual suspects have failed me. Specifically, the synonym must indicate or suggest violent death. Optimally, it would begin with the letter 'a'. I've hit my personal thesaurus and online synonym sites, but haven't found a good fit yet. Here's a list of those I found off the synonyms.net website: decease, expiry, end, termination, expiration, destruction, dying, last, demise None of these are any good to me. Please leave any suggestions, and don't worry about limiting them to words beginning with 'a'. Any words might give me another idea.