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English Vocabulary about Aging with Flashcards

English Vocabulary about Aging

English Vocabulary about Aging

A chip off the old block

Jacob takes after his father. In fact, he is a chip off the old block.


Age-old

the age-old issue of racial discrimination


Antiquated

It will take many years to modernize these antiquated industries.

Compared with modern satellite dishes, ordinary TV aerials look positively antiquated.


Archaic

an archaic law/rule/language


Decrepit

Most of the buildings were old and decrepit.

A decrepit old man sat on a park bench.


Doddering

a doddering old man


Moribund

How can the Trade Department be revived from its present moribund state?


Obsolescence

Mobile phone technology is developing so quickly that many customers are concerned about obsolescence.


Obsolete

Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.


Octogenarian

Although he’s an octogenarian, he’s still really active and intelligent.


Passé

These audio cassettes seem too passé compared to state-of-the-art USB drives.


Precocious

A precocious child, she went to university at the age of 15.

She recorded her first CD at the precocious age of 12.


Senile

He spent many years caring for his senile mother.

I’m always losing my keys these days. I think I must be going senile.


Trophy wife

Look at the old man and his precious trophy wife.


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