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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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An opponent or enemy that is likely to be impossible for you to defeat, or a situation that is likely to be impossible for you to deal with. One who avenges.

Usage examples (32)
  • The Greeks invented the idea of nemesis to show how any single virtue, stubbornly maintained, gradually changes into a destructive vice.
  • "The nemesis is that which you can't conquer," he says.
  • Meanwhile, Hawkins fears his nemesis is still hunting him.
  • And everyone knows that Garland is the evil nemesis from the first Final Fantasy. for more
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  • Goddess of reward and punishment in Greek mythology.
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