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The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”,

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The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”, actually refers to the retribution that comes to bear against those who have committed an act of hubris, which is a prideful or haughty transgression of cultural norms.

Assuming the statements above are all true, a good example of a nemesis would be _____


A. A character who is punished by the god for a harmful act that was committed unintentionally
B. A powerful warrior who is sent to avenge the murder of the King’s nephew
C. The blinding of King whose unhappiness throughout his life was the result of a symbolic blindness
D. The fated fall from power of a brutal tyrant to linked himself to a god
E. A parent who punishes her child for getting in trouble at school
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Re: The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”, [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2014, 08:43
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More of vocab question that's what I felt. Retribution,Act of Hubris :-O ...Anyways I understood the meaning from its context in the sentence.
'Nemesis' as given in stem: Retribution against those who committed an act of hubris, which is a prideful or haughty transgression of cultural norms.

Let's look at the options:

A. A character who is punished by the god for a harmful act that was committed unintentionally Out
B. A powerful worrier who is sent to avenge the murder of the King’s nephew. Not an act of hubris for sure, so not a Nemesis. Incorrect
C. The blinding of King whose unhappiness throughout his life was the result of a symbolic blindness. Incorrect. Not a Nemesis.
D. The fated fall from power of a brutal tyrant to linked himself to a god. Hold on. A Nemesis indeed.
E. A parent who punishes her child for getting in trouble at school. Incorrect. Not a Nemesis for sure.

Hence we have D as our answer. Please post OE if you have as it will help. Thanks.
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Re: The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”, [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2014, 13:16
Wow, that's pretty tough. Do questions like this even appear on the GMAT?
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Re: The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”, [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2014, 07:05
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Re: The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”, [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2014, 07:17
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Abdul29 wrote:
Wow, that's pretty tough. Do questions like this even appear on the GMAT?



why do you think that this question is quite tough ??'


As a non-native, my vocabulary stash is not that big. Most of the times I manage to get the meaning of new words through the context; however in this one I couldn't. :?
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Re: The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”, [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2014, 08:59
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IMO D
More of vocab question that's what I felt. Retribution,Act of Hubris :-O ...Anyways I understood the meaning from its context in the sentence.
'Nemesis' as given in stem: Retribution against those who committed an act of hubris, which is a prideful or haughty transgression of cultural norms.

Let's look at the options:

A. A character who is punished by the god for a harmful act that was committed unintentionally Out
B. A powerful worrier who is sent to avenge the murder of the King’s nephew. Not an act of hubris for sure, so not a Nemesis. Incorrect
C. The blinding of King whose unhappiness throughout his life was the result of a symbolic blindness. Incorrect. Not a Nemesis.
D. The fated fall from power of a brutal tyrant to linked himself to a god. Hold on. A Nemesis indeed.
E. A parent who punishes her child for getting in trouble at school. Incorrect. Not a Nemesis for sure.

Hence we have D as our answer. Please post OE if you have as it will help. Thanks.


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Re: The word “nemesis” often used interchangeably with “enemy”, [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2014, 12:33
I feel dumb with this question.

What exactly does this mean?

"The fated fall from power of a brutal tyrant to linked himself to a god". I am not sure if this sentence is formed correctly.

Can someone please elaborate?

Also, in B. Does the word worrier indicate someone who worries? or is it a typo for warrior?
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