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Your RBR Word of the Day: prepotency

prepotency \pree-POTE-n-see\, noun:
1. The quality or condition of having superior power, influence, or force; predominance.
2. (Biology) The capacity, on the part of one of the parents, as compared with the other, to transmit more than his or her own share of characteristics to their offspring.

It's hard for us to understand how someone can risk throwing their life away by dealing cocaine when they have the ability and opportunity to have a better life because of athletics, but I guess the prepotency of easy money and quick rewards is just too strong for some people.