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nemesis

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1 one who inflicts punishment in return for an injury or offense

  • Batman is the Joker's main nemesis and always foils his wicked plots
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2 suffering, loss, or hardship imposed in response to a crime or offense

  • social ostracism was once societyʼs nemesis for those who defied its sexual mores
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3 a source of harm or misfortune

  • irrationality is the nemesis of democracy, for good government depends upon the wisdom of the electorate
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