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preeminent - outstanding; superior
precursor - forerunner; predecessor
autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
compensatory - making up for; repaying
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
bifurcated - divided into two branches; forked
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald