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Meaning of NEMESIS

Pronunciation:  'nemisis, 'nemisis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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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