abecedarian, alphabetarian, apprentice, articled clerk, baby, beginner, boot, catechumen, colt, dabbler, deb, debutant, dilettante, entrant, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee, infant, initiate, learner, neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, nonprofessional, novice, novitiate, postulant, probationer, probationist, raw recruit, recruit, rookie, smatterer, tenderfoot, trainee
ignoramus, dunce, wooden spoon, no scholar, (imbecility) 499 (folly) 501 moron, imbecile, idiot, fool, jerk, nincompoop, asshole, dilettante, sciolist, smatterer, dabbler, half scholar, charlatan, wiseacre, greenhorn, amateur, novice, tyro
, numskull, lubber, fool, pedant, bookless, shallow, ignorant, a wit with dunces and a dunce with wits.
learner, scholar, student, pupil, apprentice, prentice, journeyman, articled clerk, beginner, tyro
, amateur, rank amateur, abecedarian, alphabetarian, alumnus, eleve, recruit, raw recruit, novice, neophyte, inceptor, catechumen, probationer, seminarian, chela, fellow-commoner, debutant, intern, resident, schoolboy, fresh, freshman, frosh, junior soph, junior, senior soph, senior, sophister, sophomore, questionist, undergraduate, graduate student, law student, medical student, pre-med, post-doctoral student, post-doc, matriculated student, part-time student, night student, auditor, class, grade, seminar, form, remove, pupilage, disciple, follower, apostle, proselyte, fellow-student, condisciple, school, in statu pupillari, in leading strings, practise makes perfect.