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English definition of “nemesis”

nemesis

noun [C] uk   /ˈnem.ə.sɪs/ (plural nemeses) literary us  
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 at the following election.
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