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adolescent
growing from childhood to adulthood; roughly, of the teenage period
adolescent
teenager
antediluvian
antiquated; belonging to the time before the Biblical Flood
archaic
no longer used, except in a special context;old-fashioned
callow
young and inexperienced; unfledged
contemporary
of the same period or duration
contemporary
person who lives at the same time as another
crone
withered old woman
decrepit
weakened by old age
defunct
dead, deceased, extinct
forebear
forefather, ancestor
hoary
1. white or gray with age
2. ancient
infantile
of or like an infant or infancy; childish
inveterate
1. firmly established by age, deep rooted
2. habitual
juvenile
of or for youth, youthful
longevity
1. long life
2. length of life
matriarch
1. mother and ruler of a family
2. highly respected elderly lady
mature
1. full-grown,ripe
2. carefully thought out
nonage
legal minority; period before maturity
nonagenarian
person in his or her 90's
*octogenarian-80's
*septuagenarian-70's
obsolescent
going out of use;becoming obsolete
obsolete
no longer in use, out-of-date
patriarch
1. venerable old man
2. father and ruler of a family or tribe, founder
posthumous
1. published after the author's death
2. occuring after death
primeval
pertaining to the world's first ages, primitive
primordial
1. existing at the very beginning
2. elementary; primary, first in order
pristine
in original, long-ago state; uncorrupted
puberty
physical beginning of manhood(about age 14) and womanhood (at about age 12)
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 because of advandced age, acheivement, virtue, or historical importance
veteran
1. person experienced in some occupation, art, or profession
2. ex-member of the armed forces
yore
(always preceded by of) long ago
abstemious
sparing in eating and drinking;temperate;abstinent
carousal
jovial feast; drinking party
dipsomania
abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol;alcoholism
inebriated
drunk, intoxicated
sober
1. not drunk; temperate (drunk, intoxicated)
2. serious; free from excitement or exaggeration
sobriety
temperance;abstinence
sot
person made foolish by excessive drinking; drunkard
teetotaler
person who totally abstains from intoxicating beverages (dipsomaniac)
bow
forward part of a ship; prow (stern)
brine
1. salty water
2. ocean;sea;the deep
doldrums
1. calm, windless part of the ocean near the equator
2. 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 (windward)
marine
of the sea or shipping; nautical;maritime
mariner
sailor, seaman
starboard
pertaining to the right-hand side of a ship when u face the bow (port)
carrion
decaying flesh of a carcass
contaminate
make impure by mixture; pollute (decontaminate)
dross
waste; refuse
expurgate
remove objectionable 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; slovenly
sloven
person habitually untidy, dirty, or careless in dress, habits, etc.
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 (exact, precise)
contiguous
touching; adjoining
environs
districts surrounding a place; suburbs
juxtapose
put side by side; put close together
juxtapostition
close or side-by-side postition
propinquity
1. kinship
2. nearness of place; proximity