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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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CHEEKY Children's entertainer Basil Brush is calling on people to follow his lead and behave like big kids for a brand new fund raising campaign.
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