neophyte

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neophyte

1. a person newly converted to a religious faith
2. RC Church a novice in a religious order
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Emergence of certain neophytic plant communities in the vicinity of cemeteries in Latvia.
Throughout prison narratives it is made clear that such tattoos are evaluated, at best, as neophytic: the tattoos of an apprentice--precisely because they are store-bought and not bespoke they attract little in the way of narrative gaze.