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autopsy - examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
obligatory - binding; required; compulsory; V. oblige: constrain; make grateful; do a favor; accommodate
unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
progenitor - ancestor
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting