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Apocalypse [(uh-pok-uh-lips)]

Another name for the New Testament Book of Revelation; from the Greek word for “revelation.”

Note: An “apocalypse” is a final catastrophe.
Note: The Apocalypse is supposed to come at the end of the world or of time.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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