nemesis
[ nem-uh-sis ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Greek, literally ‘retribution’, from nemein ‘give what is due’
Synonyms
  • downfall
  • undoing
  • ruin
  • ruination
  • destruction
Antonyms
  • advantage
  • happiness
Definition
something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc.
Example
The running test was consistently the team's nemesis.
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