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Meaning of NEMESIS

Pronunciation:  'nemisis, 'nemisis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
  2. [n]  something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"

NEMESIS is a 7 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: bane, curse, scourge
 See Also: affliction, Greek deity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Nem"e*sis\, n. [L., fr. gr. ?, orig., distribution, fr.
? to distribute. See {Nomad}.] (Class. Myth.)
The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive
justice personified; divine vengeance.

      This is that ancient doctrine of nemesis who keeps
      watch in the universe, and lets no offense go
      unchastised.                             --Emerson.

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