nemesis nemesis  /ˈnɛ mə sɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
  2. (n) something causing misery or death

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. She also created asbestos bullets to puncture the defenses of her longtime nemesis, the Human Torch.
  2. Not even James Bond's nemesis Auric Goldfinger would try to rob the fort anymore; bullion is in a two-decade-long slump.
  3. And around the third time Neo confronts his endlessly replicating nemesis, Agent Smith, you begin to wonder if someone could have thought of something else for them to do.

News

  1. 2013 U.S. Open: Tiger Woods says Sergio Garcia has not apologized for fried chicken crack

    Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia had time to shake hands on the practice range at Merion on Monday, but the world No. 1 said his long-time nemesis has not yet delivered a face-to-face mea culpa. “No, we haven’t had time for that,” Woods told reporters Tuesday about whether Garcia had issued a personal apology for his ill-advised “fried chicken" joke that raised the ugly image of racial stereotypes ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Cosmic-themed party honored the Intergalactic Nemesis crew

    Sure, the nearly three weeks of Spoleto is about the arts, but let’s be honest, it’s also about the parties. With the end of Spoleto, one other thing is clear: the Spoleto SCENE kids have the party sphere down. On the eve of the finale, the SCENEsters showed their support for Intergalactic Nemesis at the City Paper hosted Cosmic Cocktail party at Venue 459 and proved they were still going strong.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Charleston City Paper

  3. Intergalactic Nemesis is a flavorless mash-up

    The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: Target Earth is a sci-fi/noir piece being presented in a format that mashes up graphic novel art and live radio drama, and it raises one important question: "Why?"
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Charleston City Paper

Quotes

  1. "Her character is supposed to be Hiro's Joker," said Masi Oka, who plays Hiro. "Batman has The Joker. Hiro has Daphne. This is the season where Hiro finally finds his arch nemesis, and it happens to be this Speedster. I kind of equate it more...
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: Masi Oka Source: News 10NBC

  2. "The biggest nemesis so far for Mo has been we haven't had a chance to use him a lot," pitching coach Ron Guidry said. "For guys like Mo, they have to throw every couple of days to stay sharp."
    on May 20, 2007 By: Ron Guidry Source: SI.com

  3. "That's when the game turned," Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We used our best players far too much killing penalties. That's been our nemesis the last three road games -- far too many penalties. Some of them have been lazy and not...
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: Ken Hitchcock Source: ESPN

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