An individual of recognized knowledge in a particular topic, typically confirmed by academic standing and publications, who is called upon by one of the parties to testify in court as to his or her opinion of the underlying facts. Also referred to as expert witness.
A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
refers to an inexperienced but self-assertive beginner and generally connotes incompetence
refer to one who is a beginner, hence inexperienced, in some activity, neophyte carrying additional connotations of youthful enthusiasm
is an amateur in the arts, usually applied disparagingly to a superficial dabbler
refers to one who does something for the pleasure of it rather than for pay and often implies a relative lack of skill
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