Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/102

Click to flip

102 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
adolescent (adj.)
growing from childhood to adulthood; roughly, of the teenage period
adolescent (n.)
teenager
antediluvian (adj.)
antiquated; belonging to the time before the Biblical Flood (when all except Noah and his family perished)
archaic
no longer used, except in a special context; old fashioned
callow
young and inexperienced; unfledged
contemporary (adj.)
of the same period or duration
contemporary (n.)
person who lives at the same time as another
crone
withered old man
decrepit
weakened by old age
defunct
dead; deceased; extinct
forebear
forefather; ancestor
hoary
1. white or grey with age
2. ancient
infantile
of or like an infant or infancy; childish
inveterate
1. firmly established by age; deep rooted
2. habitual
juvenile
1. of or for youth; youthful
2. immature
longevity
1. long life
2. length of life
matriarch
1. mother and ruler of 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
obsolescent
going out of use; becoming obsolete
obsolete
no longer in use
patriarch
1. venerable old man
2. father or ruler of a family or tribe; founder
posthumous
1. published under 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; at the very beginning
pristine
in origional, long-ago atate; uncorrupted
puberty
physical beginning of manhood (at about age 14) or 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
worth of respect becuase of advanced age, achievement, 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 or drinking; temperate; abstinent
carousal
jovial feast; drinking party
dipsomania
abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol; alcoholism
inebriated
drunk; intoxicated
sober
1. not drunk; temperate
2. serious; free from excitementor exaggeration
sobriety
temperence; abstinence
sot
person made foolish by excessive drinking; drunkard
teetotaler
person who totally abstains from intoxicating beverages
superannuated
retired on a pension; extremely old
bow
forward part of a ship; prow (ant. stern)
venerable
worth of respect becuase of advanced age, achievement, virtue, or historical importance
superannuated
retired on a pension; extremely old
brine
1. salty water
2. ocean, sea, deep
venerable
worth of respect becuase of advanced age, achievement, virtue, or historical importance
veteran
1. person experienced in some occupation, art, or profession
2. ex-member of the armed forces
doldrums
1. calm, windless part of the ocean near the equator
2. listlessness
yore
(always preceded by of) long ago
veteran
1. person experienced in some occupation, art, or profession
2. ex-member of the armed forces
abstemious
sparing in eating or drinking; temperate; abstinent
yore
(always preceded by of) long ago
abstemious
sparing in eating or drinking; temperate; abstinent
carousal
jovial feast; drinking party
carousal
jovial feast; drinking party
dipsomania
abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol; alcoholism
dipsomania
abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol; alcoholism
inebriated
drunk; intoxicated
inebriated
drunk; intoxicated
sober
1. not drunk; temperate
2. serious; free from excitementor exaggeration
sober
1. not drunk; temperate
2. serious; free from excitementor exaggeration
sobriety
temperence; abstinence
sobriety
temperence; abstinence
sot
person made foolish by excessive drinking; drunkard
sot
person made foolish by excessive drinking; drunkard
teetotaler
person who totally abstains from intoxicating beverages
teetotaler
person who totally abstains from intoxicating beverages
bow
forward part of a ship; prow (ant. stern)
bow
forward part of a ship; prow (ant. stern)
brine
1. salty water
2. ocean, sea, deep
brine
1. salty water
2. ocean, sea, deep
doldrums
1. calm, windless part of the ocean near the equator
2. listlessness
doldrums
1. calm, windless part of the ocean near the equator
2. listlessness
flotsam
wreckage of 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 the direction away from the wind (ant. windward)
marine
of the sea or shipping; nautical; maritime
mariner
sailor; seaman
starboard
pertaining to the right-hand side of the ship when you face the bow (forward) (ant. port)
carrion
decaying flesh of carcass
contaminate
make impure by mixture; pollute (ant. 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 (ant. exact; precise)
contiguous
touching; adjoining
environs
districts surrounding a place; suburbs
juxtapose
put side by side; put close together
juxtaposition
close or side-by-side position
propinquity
1. kinship
2. nearness of place; proximity