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Callow

Adj. young and inexpirenced

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Contemporary

Adj. of the same period or duration

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Contemporary (n.)

Person who lives at the same time period as someone else.

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Crone

N. Withered old woman

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Decrepit

Weakened by old age

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Defunct

Adj. dead deceased extinct.

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Forebear

N. Forefather ancestor

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Hoary

Adj. white or gray with age.

2.) ancient

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Infantile

Adj. of or like an infant or infancy. Childish

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Inveterate

Adj. firmly established by age, deep rooted from their ancestors.

2 habitual

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Juvenile

Adj. of or for youth , young


2 immature

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Longevity

N. Long life, prosperous

2 length of life

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Matriarch

N. Mother and ruler of a family

2 highly respected elder lady

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Mature

Adj. full grown, ripe

2 carefully thought out

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Nonage

N. Legal minority, period before maturity

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Nonagenarian

N. Person in his or her 90s

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Obsolescent

Adj. going out of use, becoming obsolete

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Obsolete

Adj. no longer in use, out of date.

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Patriarch

N. Venerable old man

1.) father or ruler of a tribe

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Posthumous

Adj. published after the authors death

2. Occurring after death

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Primeval

Adj. pertaining to the worlds first ages.

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Primordial

Adj. existing at the very beginning


First in order

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Pristine

Adj. in original long ago state

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Puberty

N. Physical beginning of manhood

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Puerile

Adj. foolish for a grown person to say or do , childish

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Senile

Adj. showing the weakness of age.

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Superannuated

Adj. retired on a pension extremely old

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Venerable

Adj. worthy of respect because to of credentials.

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Veteran

N. Person expire need in some profession involving animals

2. Ex member of the armed forces.

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Yore

N. Long ago

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Abstemious

Adj. sparing in eating and drinking

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Carousel

N. Jovial feast, drinking party

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Archaic

Adj. no longer used, old fashioned