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precocious

pre·co·cious

precocious

 
pronunciation:
prih ko shs
part of speech: adjective
definition: having the skills or knowledge of a much older person.
My little sister is a precocious girl who knows more about math than some of my college friends.
antonyms:
retarded
derivations: precociously (adv.), precociousness (n.)