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16. Age

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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
1.of the same period or duration -2. modern; up to date
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; progenitor
hoary
1.white of 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
1.of or for youth; youthful -2. immature
longevity
1.long life- 2.length of life
matriarch
1.mother and ruler of a family or tribe; founder -2. highly respected old woman
mature
1.full-grown; ripe- 2.carefully thought out
nonage
legal minority; period before maturity
nonagenarian
person 90-99 years old
obsolescent
going out of use; becoming obsolete
obsolete
no longer in use; out-of-date
patriarch
1.father and ruler of a family or tribe; founder - 2.highly respected old man
posthumous
1.published after the author's death - 2.occurring after death
prelapsarian
of the time or state before the fall of mankind
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 or womanhood
puerile
foolish for a grown person to say or do; childish
senile
showing the weakness of age
superannuated
1.retired on a pension; advanced in years; very old - 2.incapacitated by age
venerable
worthy of respect because 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
long ago