March 28, 2011

Word of the Day: Nemesis

Nemesis \nem-UH-sis\ noun

1. A source of harm or ruin.
2. Retributive justice in its execution or outcome.
3. An opponent that cannot be beaten or overcome.
Origin: In Greek némesis literally 'a dealing out' verbid of némein 'to dispense (justice)'.  Also in Greek mythology, Nemesis was the goddess of retributive justice or vengeance.

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