VCR 10

Emily Adams

Sentence

Extremely religious people may believe in the , and will wear signs and go around screaming about how the world is going to end.

Apocalypse

APO < G. "away from"

n 1. A prophetic disclosure or revelation, especially concerning a universal cataclysm.

2. Any widespread destruction.

3. (capitalized) The last book of the Bible, also known as Revelation, which contains prophesies about the ultimate destruction of the world.

Alternate Forms

apocalyptic, adj.; apocalyptical, adj.; apocalyptism, n.; apocalyptist, n.

Synonyms

Destruction

Decimation

Annihilation

Antonyms

Peace

Happiness

Good Fortune

Choose the sentence that the bolded word is used incorrectly:

  1. The TV show, The Walking Dead, takes place in an apocalyptic world and contains a little bit of plot but ends with a ridiculous cliff-hanger that keeps its viewers watching.
  2. In 2012, everyone was expecting an apocalypse because the Mayan calendar ended December 21, 2012.
  3. In the beginning of the Bible, the Apocalypse, or Revelation, describes how the world will eventually end.
  4. In World War II, that atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki created apocalypse that took Japan decades to overcome.