I answered this question calling adoration and veneration honor given to God and the saints accordingly.
If you look at the edits for my answer, I think I had some confusion as to the terminology which is popping up again and I still don't know what to do about it. I can repeat the old maxim, "we adore God, we venerate Our Lady and the saints." But then, if asked to define those terms I'd have to say, adoration is worship due only to God and veneration is worship due to those in Heaven who are not God.
If I couldn't call them both worship, then I couldn't accurately compare them and people would say that I couldn't pray to both. If I call both worship, then I take a great step into the land of idolatry and ancestor worship.
This is a Catholic questioned aimed at answers that teenagers would be able to grasp, but all reasonable answers will be considered reasonably :)