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adj.
growing from childhood to adulthood; roughly, of the teenage period.
adolescent
n.
teenager
adolescent
adj.
antiquated; belonging to the time before the Biblical Flood
antediluvian
adj.
no longer used, except in a special context; old-fashioned

ex) An archaic meaning of the word "quick" is "living," as in the Biblical phrase "the quick and the dead."
archaic
adj.
young and inexperienced; unfledged

ex) A prudent executive cannot be expected to entrust the management of a comepany to a callow youth just out of college.
callow
adj.
of the same period or duration
contemporary
n.
person who lives at the same time as another
contemporary
n.
withered old woman
crone
adj.
weakened by old age

ex) Several decrepit inmates had to be carried to safety when the nursing home was evacuated during the fire.
decrepit
adj.
dead; decreased; extinct
defunct
n.
forefather, ancestor
forebear
adj.

1)white or gray with age
ex: hoary beard

2)ancient
hoary
adj.
of or like an infant or infancy; childish
infantile
adj.

1)firmly established by age; deep-rooted

2)habitual
ex)My cousin would like to give up smoking, but it will not be easy; she is an inveterate smoker.
inveterate
adj.
1) of or for youth; youthful

2) immature
juvenile
n.
1) long life

2) length of life
ex: Medical advances are prolonging the average person's longevity.
longevity
n.
1) mother and ruler of a family

2) highly respected elderly lady
matriarch
adj.
1) full-grown; ripe

2)carefully thought out

ex:These are mature plans; they're not devised hastily.
mature
n.
legal minority; period before maturity
nonage
n.
person in his or her 90's
nonagenarian
n.
person in the 80's
octogenarian
n.
person in the 70s
septuagenarian
adj.
going out of use; becoming obsolete
obsolescent
adj.
no longer in use; out of date
obsolete
n.
1) venerable old man

2) father and ruler of a family or tribe; founder
patriarch
adj.
1) published after the author's death

2) ocurring after death
posthumous
adj.
pertaining to the world's first ages; primitive
primeval
adj.
1) existing at the very beginning

2) elemetary; primary; first in order
primordial
adj.
in original, long-ago state; uncorrupted
pristine
n.
physical beginning of manhood or womanhood
puberty
adj.
foolish for a grown person to say or do; childish
puerile
adj.
showing the weakness of age
senile
adj.
retired on a pension; extremly old
superannuated
adj.
worthy of respect because of advanced age, achievement, virtue, or historical importance
venerable
n.
1) person experienced in some occupation, art, or profession

2) ex-member of the armed forces
veteran
n.
(always preceded by of) long ago

ex: in the days of yore
yore
adj.
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent
abstemious
n.
jovial feast; drinking party
carousal
n.
abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol; alcoholism
dipsomania
adj.
drunk; intoxicated
inebriated
adj.
1) not drunk; temperate (ant. drunk; intoxicated)

2) serious; free from excitement or exaggeration
sober
n.
temperance; abstinence
sobriety
n.
person made foolish by excessive drinking; drunkard
sot
n.
person who totally abstains from intoxicating beverages (ant. dipsomaniac)
teetotaler