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Novice

1. beginner or apprentice (greenhorn, neophyte)

Dilettante

1. an ameteur or "dabbler" who only knows a superficial amount of knowledge

Dilettante

2. a lover of art

Nascent

1. newly existing and growing, budding, and emerging, promising

Propitious

1. favorable, promising

Proliferate

1. reproduce, multiply; breed and grow rapidly; flourish or thrive

Dogged

1. determined and resolute, stubbornly preserving

Obdurate

1. stubborn, inflexible, and non-yielding ("pig-headed")

Consternation

1. an unexpected dread, anxiety, or amazement resulting in bewilderment and confusion (dismay, disquiet, concern, alarm, panic, fright)

Antediluvian

1. ancient or old [adjective]

Antediluvian

2. belonging to before the Biblical flood [adjective]

Antediluvian

3. a very old or out of date individual, ideas, or object [noun]

Approbation

1. praise (commendation)

Approbation

2. approval (sanction)

Assuage

1. to ease or pacify (soothe, calm, mollify)

Ostensible

1. seemingly (apparent)

Ostensible

2. outwardly professed yet inwardly not true (pretended)

Pejorative

1. uncomplimentary (derogatory, negative)

Perusal

1. a careful review

Preponderance

1. superiority

Salient

1. significant (prominent, conspicuous, most important, outstanding, relevant)

Salient

2. pointing outward

Salient

3. jumping or leaping

Sophomoric

1. immature (conceited, overconfident, childish, juvenile)

Flout

1. openly disobey, disdain, or show contempt (mock, scorn) [verb]

Flout

2. an insult [noun]

Furtive

1. secretly taken (sneaky)

Furtive

2. sly or shifty

Hiatus

1. a break in the continuity of activity

Hiatus

2. gap

Continuity

1. a connected state of continuousness (constant, unbroken, uninterrupted)

Inane

1. silly and meaningless (absurd, ridiculous, idiotic)

Intimation

1. direct suggestion

Trenchant

1. effective, articulate, clear-cut

Plaudits

1. enthusiastic approval

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