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nov·ice

novice

 
 
pronunciation:
na vihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person with little or no experience at a particular job or activity.
I am still a novice at using computers.
synonyms:
rookie
antonyms:
expert, veteran
similar words:
cub, learner, newcomer, pupil
definition 2: A person who is training to be a member of a religious order.
Teresa was a novice before she became a nun.
similar words:
pledge, recruit
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The word novice contains the following parts:
nov Latin root that means new
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synonyms:
neo
 
-ice French noun-forming suffix that means state, condition, or quality.
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