Beginner to expert

neophyte
(n)
NEE-ǝ-fite
Meaning

beginner; novice; fresher; recent joinee

1st Sample Sentence

I'm a neophyte at tennis, so I'll only agree to play a few matches with you if you agree to go easy on me.

Root

neos (new)#phytos (grown, planted) (Greek)

Synonyms

neophyte, novice, tyro

Mnemonics

neo+phyte = new + fight: A new member or beginner always has to fight to establish his own identity. NEW (neo)+FAITH (phyte) = a person who has faith in new religion is a neophyte split the word into "neo = the matrix hero" and "phyte = fight". Thus neo fights in matrix movie as a beginner or newcomer to save the revolution