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antedeluvian

(ant-tea-de-loo'-vee-un)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(adj.) very old, primitive, old-fashioned

Her fashion sense was not just out- dated, it was down-right _antedeluvian_!
antiquated

(an-ti-quate-ed)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(adj.) - out of date, obsolete, too old

If you expect to get quicker results, you had better change the -antiquated- research methods you have been using.
archaic

(are-kay'-ick)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(adj.) no longer current or applicable, antiquated

She had spent so many years buried in her archaic civilizations that she had real trouble teaching a modern history course.
callow

(cow'-loe)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(adj.) young and inexperienced; immature


Ah, -callow- youth! How little do they know about the realities of life.
hoary

(whore'-ree)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(adj.) very old, ancient; gray/white with age

Of course his hoary jokes are very predictable, he's been telling them to us for about thirty years now.
ingenue

(ahn'-jen-new)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(n.) innocent/inexperienced young woman

Hollywood is full of heart breaking stories --- one poor -ingenue- after another going through its revolving doors, forever ingenuous and unaware.
jejune


(jeh-june)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(adj.) - childishly dull; not mature
He'll make a great elementary school teacher as he has the longest list of jejune jokes in the world, like - What are goose bumps for? To keep geese from speeding!
juvenescent


(juv-eh-nes'cent)
AGE/EXPERIENCE

(adj.) becoming young or youthful

Many plastic surgeons keep themselves wealthy by catering to the -juvenescent-dreams of a continually aging population.
neophyte
AGE/EXPERIENCE
newfangled
AGE/EXPERIENCE
novice
AGE/EXPERIENCE
precocious
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)
puerile


pew'a-rul or pure-ILE
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)
senescense


seh-NES'-ence
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)
senile


(see-NILE)
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)
superannuated


super-an'-uated
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)
tyro


(tie'-row)
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)

a beginner in learning something
venerable


(ven'er-a-bull)
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)
veteran


(ve'-ter'-rin/ veh'-trun)
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)

(n.) experienced/practiced; someone who has served in the military
fledgling

(rhymes with "pledge-wing")
(AGE/EXPERIENCE)

(n.;adj.) a young bird; anyone new and inexperienced

He saw himself as a -fledging- scholar and he didn't feel quite at home deep in the stacks of the ancient library.