Beginner to expert

tyro
(n)
TIE-row
Meaning

beginner; novice

1st Sample Sentence

Even though she's still a tyro in chess, she can already beat players with years more experience than she has.

Root

tyro (young soldier, recruit, beginner) (Latin)

Synonyms

neophyte, novice, tyro

Mnemonics

tyro sounds like try karo, thus a beginner TRYing to establish his business. TYRO and MAESTRO which are rhyming words have opposite meanings. Tyro refers to a learner while a Maestro is a master.

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