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1‘this could prove to be the bank's nemesis’
downfall, undoing, ruin, ruination, destruction, Waterloo
2‘will Harry Potter finally defeat his nemesis, Voldemort?’
arch-enemy, arch-rival, enemy, rival, foe, adversary, opponent, antagonist, combatant, challenger
3‘the nemesis that his crime deserved’
retribution, vengeance, retributive justice, punishment, just deserts
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