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adolescent
growing from childhood, roughly, of teenage period
adolescent (n.)
teenager
antidiluvian
antiquated, belonging to time before biblical flood
archaic
no longer used except in special context, old-fashioned
callow
yound and inexperianced
contemporary (adj.)
of same period or duration
comtemproary (n.)
person who lives at the same time as another
crone
withered old woman
decrepit
weakened by old age
defunct
dead, deceased, extinct
forebear
forefather, ancestr
hoary
white or gray w/ age, ancient
infantile
of or like an infant or infancy; childish
inveterate
firmly established by age, deep-rooted; habitual
juvenile
of or for youth, youthful
longevity
long life, length of life
matriarch
mother and ruler of family
mature
full-grown, ripe; carefully thought out
nonage
legal minority, period before maturity
nonagenarian
person in his/her nineties
septuagenarian
person in 70's
octogenarian
person in 80's
obsolescent
going out of use; becoming obsolute
obsolete
no longer in use/ out of date
patriarch
venerable old man; father and ruler of family or tribe, founder
posthumous
published after author's death; occuring after death
primeval
pertaining to the world's first ages; primitive
primordial
existing at the very beginning, elementary, primary, first in order
pristine
in original, long state ago, uncorrupted
puberty
physical beginning of manhood or womanhood
puerile
foolish for a grown person to say or do; childish
senile
showing the weakness of age
superannuated
retired on a pension, extremely old
venerable
worthy of respect b/c of advanced age, achievement, virtue, or historical importance
veteran
perosn experienced in some occupation, art, or profession
yore
(always preceded by of) long ago
abstemious
sparing in eating or drinking, temperate, abstinent
carousal
jovial feast, drinking party
dipsomania
abnormal, uncontrollable raving for alcohol
inebriated
drunk, intoxicated
sober
not drunk, temperate
sobriety
temperance, abstinence
sot
person made foolish by excessive drinking; drunkard
teetotaler
person who totally abstains from intoxicating beverages
bow
forward part of a ship, prow
brine
salty water
doldrums
calm, windless part of the ocean near the equater, listlessness
flotsam
wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on the sea; driftage
jetsam
goods cast overboard to lighten a ship in distress
jettison
throw goods overboard to lighten a ship or plane, discard
leeward
in direction away from the wind
marine
of sea or shipping; nautical; maritime
mariner
sailor; seaman
starboard
pertaining to the righthand side of the ship when you face the bow
carrion
decaying flesh of a carcass
contaminate
make impure by mixture;pollute
dross
waste; refuse
expurgate
remove objectional material from a book; bowdlerize, purify
immaculate
spotless, absolutely clean, pure, faultless
offal
waste parts of a butchered animal refuse, garbage
purge
cleanse; purify, rid of undesired element or person
slatternly
untidy; dirty from habitual neglect; slovely
sloven
person habitually dirty or untidy or careless in dress, habits
sordid
filthy; vile
squalid
filthy from neglect, dirty, degraded
squalor
filth, degradation, sordidness
sully
tarnish, besmirch, defile
adjacent
lying near or next to; bordering, adjoining
approximate
nearly correct
contiguous
touching; adjoining
environs
districts surrounding a place; suburbs
juxtapose
put sise by side; close together
juxtaposition
close or sise by side position
propinquity
kinship; nearness of place/proximity