Wednesday Wordage – Neophyte

a-budding-tigress-1239094 Neophyte Say: NEE-uh-fyte. As a bit of a neophyte myself, I thought that this would be an interesting word for this weeks wordage. To be a neophyte at something, is to be a beginner or a novice. If I ever pick up astrophysics I’ll be an astrophysics neophyte. A neophyte is also a person who has just converted to a religion, a priest who has been newly ordained or someone newly baptised. First known use: 1540-1550 ‘It traces back through Late Latin to the Greek word neophytos, meaning “newly planted” or “newly converted.”‘ (Merriam-Webster) Some synonyms include: Novice, tyro, fledgling and initiate Some antonyms include: Expert, master and veteran Quotes:

“Abby Wambach taught a soccer neophyte named David Letterman (whatever happened to him?) the intricacies of the sport by booting balls into moving New York taxis.” — Martin Rogers,, June 14, 2015

“He’s my neophyte Downworlder to mock and boss around, not yours.”

― Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

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