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adolescent
teenager
As adolescents develop into adults, they tend to become more self-confident.
antediluvian
antiquated
Compared with today's supersonic jets, the plane the Wright brothers flew in 1903 seems antediluvian.
archaic
old-fashioned
An archaic meaning of the word "quick" is "living" as in the Biblical phrase "the quick and the dead."
callow
young and inexperienced
A prudent executive can't be expected to entrust the management of a company to a callow youth just out of college.
contemporary
of the same period or duration
The English Renaissance was not contemporary with the Italian Renaissance; it came two centuries later.
crone
withered old woman
The use of the word crone is unfair to women because there is no corresponding word for a "withered old man."
decrepit
weakened by old age
Several decrepit inmates had to be carried to safety when the home for the aged was evacuated during the fire.
defunct
dead
The Acme Lumber Company is still in business, but the Equity Appliance Corporation had long been defunct.
forebear
forefather,ancestor
Her forebears on her father's side had settled in New Jersey before the Civil War.