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nemesis

nem·e·sis / ˈneməsis/ • n. (pl. -ses / -ˌsēz/ ) (usu. one's nemesis) the inescapable or implacable agent of someone's or something's downfall: the balance beam was the team's nemesis, as two gymnasts fell from the apparatus. ∎  a downfall caused by such an agent: one risks nemesis by uttering such words. ∎  (often Nemesis) retributive justice: nemesis is notoriously slow.

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Nemesis

Nemesis in Greek mythology, a goddess usually portrayed as the agent of divine punishment for wrongdoing or presumption (hubris). She is often little more than the personification of retribution or righteous indignation, although she is occasionally seen as a deity pursued amorously by Zeus and taking various non-human forms to evade him.

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nemesis goddess of retribution; retributive justice. XVI. — Gr. némesis righteous indignation (also personified), f. némein to deal out what is due, rel. to nómos custom, law.

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Nemesis

Nemesis (nĕm´ĬsĬs), in Greek religion and mythology, personification of the gods' retribution for violation of sacred law; the avenger. Sometimes she was said to be the goddess of good and ill fortune.

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Nemesis

Nem·e·sis / ˈneməsis/ Greek Mythol. a goddess usually portrayed as the agent of divine punishment for wrongdoing or presumption (hubris).

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Nemesis

Nemesis In Greek mythology, personification of the gods' disapproval, jealousy, and retribution.

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