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apocalypse

noun

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a sudden violent event that brings about great loss or destruction
  • the fear that the next global pandemic could be an apocalypse of biblical proportions

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The first known use of apocalypse was before the 12th century

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“Apocalypse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apocalypse. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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