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Synonyms for pubescent

(of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature

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covered with fine soft hairs or down

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8 m long, basally 2-pinnate-pinnatisect, medially 1-pinnate-pinnatisect to 2-pinnate-pinnatifid; lamina rachises pubescent abaxially; basal pinnae 10-20 cm long, inequilateral, the segments adnate; pinna rachises abaxially eglandular, densely pubescent, sparsely scaly (sometimes apparently absent), the hairs 0.
35), the posteromedially grey pubescent abdominal tergites 2-7 (tergites otherwise apubescent), and the proximally grey pubescent scutellum while it is apubescent distally.
First also objected to the idea that hebephilia needed to be added to the definition because many men do not differentiate between prepubescent and pubescent children, and offend against both.
Baker explains the sexual connotations of this remark in light of Sula's and Nel's pubescent stage; comments on their desire for the "PHALLUS," and identifies three "burials" that take place in this passage.
You might say they (especially Wurtzel) were bookish versions of Veruka Salt, the pubescent brat in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory who, upon seeing the geese who laid the golden eggs, sang with petulant abandon the refrain, "I want it now.
She is a perpetually pubescent girl, and the only thing on her mind is turning Ken's vinyl head.
Other characters found in nearly all species of Megalastrum are erect or decumbent rhizomes, basal pinnae prolonged on the basiscopic side, pinna rachises and costules adaxially pubescent, and vein tips enlarged (hydathodous).
It's darker and moodier than a pubescent lad who's just been grounded by his mum.
Stylomere 2 without lateral setae, outer margin with angular extension Lophidius Dejean 4 (3) Surface of body pubescent, partly pubescent or glabrous.
She enticed pubescent and pre-pubescent girls to get changed in the couple's bedroom after staging pool parties in her back garden and to take baths, all in front of hidden cameras operated by Martin.
So, cleaning, shopping, cooking, ironing and baby-sick, plus relating to a couple of pubescent girls; all in a day's work for someone recovering from an Out-Of-Albert Square-Experience.
But then, that might have been too much for the pubescent target audience to handle.
But this minimalism (which gives way to surrealism by the climax) is deliciously effective when it comes to revealing the sexuality of one of Duck Season's pubescent protagonists.
While Balthus always denied the obvious eroticism of his own languid, pubescent girls, calling them "angels," Klossowski's images, thanks to their theatrical presence, are highly self-aware.
Pubescent readers aren't the only ones swapping tales with their moms on the regular.