V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. someone just starting out at something--a beginner; 2. someone new to a religion
Synonyms: novice, beginner, student, rookie, amateur, convert, proselyte
Tips: The word neophyte, in Latin, literally means "newly planted," which captures the idea of someone being newly committed to something.
When she married Jim, she became a Catholic neophyte. (convert)
Undergraduate students are generally neophytes in their chosen majors and need guidance from experienced professors. (novices)
The neophyte on the team surprised everyone when she scored the winning goal. (rookie)
I'm a neophyte when it comes to baking, so I'm a little nervous about how my first apple pie will turn out. (novice, beginner)
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