Saturday, December 7, 2013

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nemesis

[nem-uh-sis]

noun, plural nem·e·ses [nem-uh-seez]
1. something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc.: The performance test proved to be my nemesis.
2. an opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome.
3. ( initial capital letter ) Classical Mythology. the goddess of divine retribution.
4. an agent or act of retribution or punishment.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek némesis literally, a dealing out, verbid of némein to dispense (justice); see -sis

Synonyms
1. Waterloo. 4. downfall, undoing, ruin, Waterloo.



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