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 for adolescent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adolescent \Ad`o*les"cent\ ([a^]d`[-o]*l[e^]s"sent), a. [L.
     adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the
     inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See Adult.]
     Growing; advancing from childhood to maturity.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Schools, unless discipline were doubly strong,
           Detain their adolescent charge too long. --Cowper.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adolescent \Ad`o*les"cent\, n.
     A youth.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adolescent
      adj 1: relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an
             adolescent; "adolescent problems"
      2: being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen
         years" [syn: adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged]
      3: displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent
         insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their
         behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes" [syn: adolescent,
         jejune, juvenile, puerile]
      4: in the state of development between puberty and maturity;
         "adolescent boys and girls"
      n 1: a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity [syn:
           adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  41 Moby Thesaurus words for "adolescent":
     at half cock, baby, callow, fledgling, green, half-baked,
     half-cocked, half-grown, hopeful, ill-digested, immature, impubic,
     infant, junior, juvenal, juvenile, maturescent, minor, nubile,
     pubescent, raw, sapling, slip, sprig, stripling, teenager, teener,
     teenybopper, underripe, unfledged, ungrown, unmellowed, unripe,
     unseasoned, young hopeful, young person, younger, youngest,
     youngling, youngster, youth
  
  

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