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neophyte

ne·o·phyte

neophyte

 
 
pronunciation:
ni faIt
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a beginner or novice at any activity.
She admitted to being a neophyte at fund-raising and had a lot to learn.
synonyms:
beginner, freshman, novice, tyro
similar words:
apprentice, catechumen, initiate, pledge, recruit, rookie, tenderfoot
definition 2: a new convert to a religion, esp. among early Christians.
similar words:
catechumen, convert, novice, novitiate, proselyte
definition 3: a novice or newly ordained priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
similar words:
novice, novitiate
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derivation: neophytic (adj.)
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