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adolescent
teenager
precipice
very steep overhang, cliff
obsolete
no longeri n use; out of date
contemporary
person who lives at the same time as another
senile
showing eakness of age
apogee
1. farthest point from earth in orbit
2. highest point
chasm
deep breach; wide gap or rift
dregs
most worthless part
kith and kin
freinds and family
earthy
coarse; low
posthumous
1. published after hte author's death
2. occurring after death
filial
like a son or daughter
archaic
no longer used, except in a speical context; old fashioned
puerile
foolish for a grown person to say or do; childish
menial
low; mean; subservient; servile
ravine
deep, narrowe gordge worn by running water
progenitor
forefather
precipitous
1. steep as a precipice
2. hasty, rash
puberty
physical beginning of manhood (at about age 14) or womanhood (at about age 12)
incense
substance yielding a pleasant odor when burned
a
aroma
pleasant odor, bouquet
mature
1. full grown ripe
2. carefully thought out
malodorous
ill-smelling; stinking; fetid; unpleasantly odorous
preeminent
standing out above others, superior
rank
1. having a strong, bad odor or taste; ofensively gross or coarse
2. extreme
noisome
1. offensive smell; disgusting
2. harmful; noxious
putrid
1. stinking from decay
2. extremely bad; corrupt
consummate
perfect, superb, carried to the highes degree
reek
emit a strong, disagreeable smell; be permeated with
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell
pungent
sharp in smell or taste; acrid; biting; stimulating
scent
smell; perfume
infantile
of or like an infant or infancy; childish
nonage
lefal minority; period before maturity
contemporary
of the same period or duration
unsavory
1. unpleasant to taste or smell
2. morally offensive
rancid
unpleasant to smell or taste from being spoiled or stale
forebear
forefather, ancesotr
primeval
1pertaining to the world's first ages; primitive
inveterate
1. firmly established by age; deep-rooted
matriarch
1. mother and ruler of a faimly
2. highly respected elderly lady
patriarch
1. venerable old man
2. frther and ruler of a family or tribe; founder
adolescent
growing from childhood to adult hood; roughly, of the teenage period
subliminate
1. redirect the energy of a persons bad impulses into socially and morally higher channels
2 purify, refine
nonagenarian
perosn in his or her 90s
primordial
1. existing at the very beginning
2. elementary; primary; first in order
sublime
elevated, noble, exalted, uplifting
defunct
dead; deceased; extinct
acme
highest point, pinnacle
ethereal
of the heavens, celestial, airy, delicate, intangible
juvenile
1. of or for youth; youthful
2. immature
zenith
1. highest point (career)
2. point in the heavens directly overhead
pristine
in original, long-ago state; uncorrupted
vertex
farthest point oppostie the base, as in a triangle or pyramid, apex
antediluvian
antiquated; belonging to the time before Biblical Flood
abject
deserving contempt, wretched
declivity
downward slope
volition
will
exalt
1. lift up w/ joy, pride etc.
2. raise in rank, dignity, etc.
Alacrity
cheerful willingness
eminent
standing out, noticible, famous
abysmal
deep, profound, immesurably great
obsolescent
going out of use; becoming obsolete
involuntary
not on one's own free will, spontaneous
decrepit
weakened by old age
loath
unwilling
abyss
bottomless, immesurably deep space
anticlimax
abrupt decline from the dignified or important to the trivial or ludicrous, comedown, bathos
climactic
arranged in order of increasing force and interest
aversion
strong dislike
loathe
hate
acclivity
upward slope
eminance
highrank
humble
1. low condition
2. not proud, modest
humiliate
lower the pride, position
humility
freedom from pride
nadir
lowest point
plumb
go to the bottom of
profound
very deep; deeply felt
fraternal
like a brother
genealogy
a person descendants, lineage
gentility
1. good manners
2. gentry; upper class
maternal
like a mother
nepotism
favoritism by those in power
paternal
like a father
progeny
ofspring, children, descnedants
sibling
brother or sis
aromatic
sweet-scented, fragrant
fragrant
having a pleasant odor
fusty
1 stale smelling; musty; moldy
2. old fashioned
scent
get a suspicion of
callow
young and inexperienced; unfledged
crone
withered old woman
hoary
1. white or gray with age
2. ancient
longevity
1. long life
2. length of life