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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance;

2. something causing misery or death;
- Example: "the bane of my life"
[syn: bane, curse, scourge, nemesis]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nemesis \Nem"e*sis\ (n[e^]m"[-e]*s[i^]s), prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. Ne`mesis, orig., distribution, fr. ne`mein to distribute. See Nomad.] (Class. Myth.) The goddess of retribution or vengeance; hence, retributive justice personified; divine vengeance. [1913 Webster] This is that ancient doctrine of nemesis who keeps watch in the universe, and lets no offense go unchastised. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Nemesis n 1: (Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance 2: something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life" [syn: bane, curse, scourge, nemesis]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

77 Moby Thesaurus words for "nemesis": affliction, bane, bugbear, burden, calamity, castigation, chastening, chastisement, condign punishment, correction, crushing burden, curse, death, defensibility, deserts, destruction, disciplinary measures, discipline, disease, drumhead justice, dueness, equitableness, equity, evenhandedness, evil, ferule, give-and-take, grievance, harm, infliction, judgment, judicial punishment, justice, justifiability, justifiableness, justification, justness, lawfulness, legality, measure for measure, meetness, open wound, pains, pains and punishments, pay, payment, penal retribution, penalty, penology, pest, pestilence, plague, poetic justice, properness, propriety, punishment, punition, retribution, retributive justice, right, rightfulness, rightness, rude justice, running sore, scales of justice, scourge, summary justice, thorn, torment, vexation, visitation, warrantability, warrantedness, well-deserved punishment, what is right, what-for, woe
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "Nemesis": Alecto, Astraea, Dike, Jupiter Fidius, Justice, Justitia, Loki, Megaera, Minos, Rhadamanthus, Set, Themis, Tisiphone, Typhon, avenger, blindfolded Justice, burning rage, furious rage, furor, fury, passion, rage, revanchist, tearing passion, the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, towering rage, vehemence, vindicator, violence