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 for beginner
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beginner \Be*gin"ner\, n.
     One who begins or originates anything. Specifically: A young
     or inexperienced practitioner or student; a tyro.
     [1913 Webster]
           A sermon of a new beginner.              --Swift.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone new to a field or activity [syn: novice,
           beginner, tyro, tiro, initiate]
      2: a person who founds or establishes some institution; "George
         Washington is the father of his country" [syn: founder,
         beginner, founding father, father]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "beginner":
     abecedarian, agent, alphabetarian, ancestors, apprentice,
     architect, articled clerk, artificer, artist, author, baby,
     begetter, boot, builder, catalyst, catechumen, causer, colt,
     conceiver, constructor, craftsman, creator, deb, debutant,
     designer, deviser, discoverer, effector, engenderer, engineer,
     entrant, executor, executrix, father, fledgling, founder, freshman,
     generator, greenhorn, greeny, grower, ignoramus, inaugurator,
     inductee, industrialist, infant, initiate, initiator, inspirer,
     instigator, institutor, introducer, inventor, journeyman, learner,
     maker, manufacturer, master, master craftsman, mother, mover,
     neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novice, novitiate,
     organizer, originator, parent, past master, planner, postulant,
     precursor, prime mover, primum mobile, probationer, probationist,
     producer, raiser, raw recruit, realizer, recruit, rookie, shaper,
     sire, smith, tenderfoot, trainee, tyro, wright

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