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nemesis

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈnem.ə.sɪs/ (plural nemeses ) literary
Someone's nemesis is a person or thing that is very difficult for them to defeat. (a cause of) punishment or defeat that is deserved and cannot be avoided: The tax increases proved to be the president's political nemesis.
Translations of “nemesis”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勁敵, 報應,天譴, 應得的懲罰…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劲敌, 报应,天谴, 应得的惩罚…
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