- n. 报应；给与惩罚的人；天罚
- n. 主要敌人，强硬对手
- nemesis: see nomad
- 1570s, Nemesis, "Greek goddess of vengeance, personification of divine wrath," from Greek nemesis "just indignation, righteous anger," literally "distribution" (of what is due), related to nemein "distribute, allot, apportion one's due," from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot, to take" (cognates: Old English, Gothic niman "to take," German nehmen; see nimble). With a lower-case -n-, in the sense of "retributive justice," attested from 1590s. General sense of "anything by which it seems one must be defeated" is 20c.
- 1. He believes AIDS is our collective nemesis.
- 2. To follow the proposed course of action is to invite nemesis.
- 3. Uncritical trust is my nemesis.
- 4. Inward suffering is the worst of Nemesis.
- 5. Yet the imminent crisis in its balance of payments may be the President's nemesis.
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