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adolescent
adj
growing from childhood to adulthood; roughly of the age of the teenage period
adolescent
noun
teenager
antediluvian
adj
antiquated; belonging to the time before the biblical flood
archaic
adj
no longer used, except in a special context; old-fashioned
callow
adj
young and inexperienced
contemporary
adj
1. of the same period or duration
2. modern up-to-date
crone
noun
withered old woman
decrepit
adj
weakened by old age
defunct
adj
dead; deceased; extinct
forebear
noun
forefather; ancestor; progenitor
hoary
adj
1. white or gray with age
2. ancient
infantile
adj
of or like an infant or infancy; childish
inveterate
adj
1. firmmly established by age; deep-rooted
2. habitual
juvenile
adj
1. of or for youth; youth ful
2. immmature
longevity
noun
1. long life
2. length of life
matriarch
noun
1. mother and ruler of a family or tribe; founder
2. highly respected old woman
mature
adj
1. full-grown; ripe
2. carefully thought out
nonage
noun
legal minority; period before maturity
nonagenarioan
noun
person between 90-99 years old
obsolescent
adj
going out of use; becoming obsolete
obsolete
adj
no longer in use; out of date
patriarch
noun
1. father and ruler of a family or tribe; founder
2. highly respected old man
posthumous
adj
1. publishing after the aurthor's dead
2. occuring after death
prelapsarian
adj
of the time or state before the fall of mankind
primeval
adj
pertaining to the owrld's first ages; primitive
primordial
adj
1. existing at the very beginning
2. elementary; primary; first in order
pristine
adj
in original, long-ago state; uncorrupted
puberty
noun
physical beginning of manhood
puerile
adj
foolish for a grown person to say or do; childish
senile
adj
showing the weakness of age
superannuated
adj
1.retired at a pension; advanced in years; very old
2. incapacitated by age
venerable
adj
worthy of respect because of advanced age; achievement, virtue or historical importance
veteran
noun
1. a person who experienced in some occupation, art, or profession
2. ex-member of the armed forces
yore
noun
long ago
abstemious
adj
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate; abstinent
carousal
noun
drinking party; drunken revelry
dipsomania
noun
abnormal, uncontrollable craving for alcohol; alcoholism
inebriated
adj
drunk; intoxicated
sober
adj
1. not drunk; temperate
2. serious; free from excitement or exaggeration
sobriety
noun
temperance; abstinence
sot
noun
person made foolish by excessive drinking; drunkard
teetotaler
noun
person who totally abstains from intoxicating beverages
bow
noun
forward part of a ship
brine
noun
1.salty water
2.ocean; sea; the deep
doldrums
noun
1. calm, windless part of the ocean near the equator
2. listlessness
flotsam
noun
wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on the sea; dirftage
jetsam
noun
goods cast overboard to lighten a ship in distress
jettison
verb
throw overboard to lighten a ship or plane
leeward q
adj
in the direction away from the wind
marine
adj
of the sea or shiping; nautical, maritime
mariner
noun
sailor; seaman
starboard
adj
pertaining to the right-hand side of a ship when you are on the deck and facing the bow
carrion
noun
decaying flesh of a carcass
contaminate
verb
to make impure by mixture; pollute; defile
dross
noun
waste; refuse
expurgate
verb
remove objectionable material from a book; bowdlerize; purify
immaculate
adj
spotless; absolutely clean; pure; faultless
offal
noun
waste parts of a butchered animal; refuse; garbage
purge
verb
cleanse; purify; rid of undesired element or person
slatternly
adj
untidy; dirty from hibitual neglect; solovenly
sloven
noun
person habitually untidy, dirty, or in careless in dress, habits, etc.
sordid
adj
filthy; vile
squalid
adj
filthy from neglect; dirty; degraded
squalor
noun
fjilth; degradation; soridness
sully
verb
tarnish; besmirch; defile
adjacent
adj
lying near or next to; bordering
approximate
adj
nearly correct
contiguous
adj
touching; adjoinign
environs
noun
districts surrounding a place
juxtapose
verb
put side by side; put close together
juxtaposition
noun
close or side by side position
propinquity
noun
1. kinship
2. nearness of a place; proximity