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Armageddon

PRONUNCIATION:
(ahr-muh-GED-n)

MEANING:
noun: A decisive, catastrophic conflict.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the Book of Revelation 16:16 where Armageddon is mentioned. It is the supposed site of a final battle between the forces of good and evil. The word is from Greek Harmagedon, from Hebrew har megiddo (Mount Megiddo).

USAGE:
"In the event that the US unleashed a nuclear Armageddon, the radar station would have immediately warned Moscow."
Luke Harding; For Sale: One Communist-era Ghost Town; The Guardian (London, UK); Feb 5, 2010.

See more usage examples of armageddon in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)

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