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

  Freshman \Fresh"man\, n.; pl. Freshmen.
     A novice; one in the rudiments of knowledge; especially, a
     student during his first year in a high school, college, or
     university.
  
     Syn: frosh.
          [1913 Webster]
  
                He drank his glass and cracked his joke,
                And freshmen wondered as he spoke.  --Goldsmith.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     Freshman class, the lowest of the four classes in an
        American college. [ U. S.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  freshman
      adj 1: used of a person in the first year of an experience
             (especially in United States high school or college); "a
             freshman senator"; "freshman year in high school or
             college" [syn: freshman, first-year]
      n 1: a first-year undergraduate [syn: freshman, fresher]
      2: any new participant in some activity [syn: newcomer,
         fledgling, fledgeling, starter, neophyte, freshman,
         newbie, entrant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  45 Moby Thesaurus words for "freshman":
     abecedarian, alphabetarian, apprentice, articled clerk, baby,
     beginner, boot, cadet, catechumen, colt, deb, debutant, entrant,
     fledgling, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee, infant,
     initiate, junior, learner, midshipman, neophyte, nestling, new boy,
     newcomer, novice, novitiate, plebe, postulant, probationer,
     probationist, raw recruit, recruit, rookie, senior, soph,
     sophomore, tenderfoot, trainee, tyro, undergrad, undergraduate,
     upperclassman
  
  

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