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apocalyptic

adjective     /əˌpɒk.əˈlɪp.tɪk/ US  /-ˌpɑː.kə-/
showing or describing the total destruction and end of the world, or extremely bad future events: apocalyptic visions of a nuclear confrontation apocalyptic warnings about our destruction of the environmentDangerous and harmfulSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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