pubescent

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pubescent

1. arriving or having arrived at puberty
2. (of certain plants and animals or their parts) covered with a layer of fine short hairs or down
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Were he not also to shuffle thrice weekly across our screens on EastEnders, Dean would be the skinny kid hovering morosely on the edge of the school disco, un-snogged by even the most pubescently hormonally imbalanced and puppy fat-afflicted girl.
I can't think of another Ayckbourn moment to rival the encounter in the second act of "House" between a visiting silver-haired novelist, Gavin Ryng-Mayne ("with a `y,' "he is forever announcing helpfully, as if every fresh acquaintance were intending to write him a letter), and the Platts' pubescently curious daughter.