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ad·o·les·cent

adolescent

 
 
pronunciation:
ae d le snt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with the period when a person is changing from a child to an adult.
The teens loved the adolescent movie, but the parents were bored by it.
similar words:
juvenile, teen
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is changing from a child to an adult; teenager.
Adolescents often have a hard time talking with their parents.
 
similar words:
juvenile, kid, lad, lass, maiden, minor, teen, teenager, youth
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