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adolescence

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishadolescencead‧o‧les‧cence /ˌædəˈlesəns/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 YOUNGthe time, usually between the ages of 12 and 18, when a young person is developing into an adult
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adolescenceDuring adolescence, boys are sometimes very shy and lacking in self-confidence.During her adolescence she had been deeply and profoundly idealistic.I should know ... Friendships become easier for young women in later adolescence as they develop a clearer sense of self identity.At least these skits had grown in sophistication since my adolescence.My adolescence was a triumph of the superego over the id.Now it is readily apparent that adolescence conceived in this way does not correspond with puberty.Yes, adolescence is the age of flaring, terminal embarrassment.
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