Adolescent 504 Absolutely Essential Words Lesson 34
/ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/ (adj & noun)
Noun: a young person preceding adulthood, youngster, youth, minor, juvenile
Adjective: of an adolescent, related to an adolescent, juvenile, teen, pubertal, teenage, young, youthful – childish, immature
Adolescents tend to experience more extreme emotions, both negative and positive, than their parents even in response to the same event. … Even adolescents who are accepted by peers and have close friends often show an increase in negative emotions such as anger and anxiety in the peer context during adolescence.