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neophyte

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1 a person who has recently been persuaded to join a religious sect
  • neophytes are assigned an experienced church member to guide them through their first year

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2 a person who is just starting out in a field of activity
  • a neophyte in snowboarding

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“Neophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/neophyte. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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