Nemesis

Pronunciation: [ nem-uh-sis ]


Definition: noun

1: something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc.

2: an opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome

Origin: Late 16th century; Greek


Etymology: Greek, literally ‘retribution’, from nemein ‘give what is due’


Usage:

Synonyms:

1:

  • downfall

  • undoing

  • ruin

  • ruination

  • destruction

2:

  • enemy

  • rival

  • foe

  • adversary

Antonyms:

1:

  • advantage

  • happiness

2:

  • friend

  • confidant

  • partner

  • associate

Example: 1: The running test was consistently the team's nemesis.

2: The Joker was Batman's nemesis.

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