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adolescent
1. Going through the period of adolescence; such as, adolescent males and females.
2. Typical of someone who is immature.
3. Etymology: from Latin adolescent from adolescere, "to be nourished, to grow up". This is also the source of English adult from alere, "to nourish".
A teenager who acts like a baby when you don't treat him like an adult.
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This entry is located in the following units: alesc-, alit-, olesc- (page 1) -ent (page 2) -esce, -escent, -escence (page 1)
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adolescent crisis
The physiological and emotional changes which occur during adolescence and constitute a sudden demand on the ego for novel adaptational responses.
This entry is located in the following units: cris-, crit-, cri- + (page 1) -esce, -escent, -escence (page 1)
Teenager: An adolescent whose hang-ups do not involve his or her clothes.
This entry is located in the following unit: paraprosdokian, paraprosdokia (page 6)