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antepenultimate
coming immediately before the next to the last
coup de grace
decisive finishing blow
debut
first public appearance
demise
cessation of existence; death
finale
last scene or act; conclusion; end
genesis
origin; coming into being
inchoate
just begun; only partly in existence; incomplete
infinite
endless; without boundaries or limits; exceedingly great
initiative
ability to begin and follow through without being urged; enterprise
lapse
come to an end; become void
penultimate
next to the last
preamble
preliminary statement or event; introduction
rudiment
first principle that must be learned; fundamental (usually plural)
swan song
farewell appearance; final creative work or performance
tyro
beginner in learning something; novice; neophyte
maiden
first; earliest
premiere
first performance
terminal
coming at the end; ending in death
ultimate
last in a progression; final; highest possible
ultimatum
final, uncompromising demand or offer, leading to serious consequences if rejected