nemesis

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From the Greek goddess of retribution Nemesis.

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nemesis (plural nemeses)

  1. (chiefly North America) An archenemy
    • "Batman is in constant conflict with his nemesis, The Joker."
  2. (chiefly non-North American usage) A person or character who specifically brings about the downfall of another person or character
  3. The principle of retributive justice.
  4. (usually in the singular, formal) A punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided.
  5. The polar opposite of a character.
  6. A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent.

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Noun[edit]

nemesis f (genitive nemesis); third declension

  1. nemesis

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Third declension i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im and ablative singular in .

Number Singular Plural
nominative nemesis nemesēs
genitive nemesis nemesium
dative nemesī nemesibus
accusative nemesim
nemesem
nemesīs
nemesēs
ablative nemesī
nemese
nemesibus
vocative nemesis nemesēs