Words for beginnings
Nascent: just coming into existence
The project is in a nascent stage. Let us first develop it into something which will reap some benefits for us.
Nat = birth e.g., nativity, natal, prenatal
Words with nasc/nat:
Innate: existing in a person since birth
Native: born in a particular place
Neonatal: pertaining to a newborn child
Inchoate (a bit different from nascent) : not completely formed or developed
There’s some very decent writing here and a ball of inchoate talent struggling to find its shape.
Callow: immature or inexperienced; lacking adult sophistication
The callow, under-educated youth thought of starting his company.
Dilettante : a dabbler in the arts or some field of knowledge
My neighbor seems to have a new hobby every other month. He remains a dilettante in everything he learns.
Tyro: a beginner or a novice
I just started learning French. I am a tyro.
Ingénue: an innocent or unsophisticated young woman
Don’t you be fooled by the ingénue in getting her way with you. She’s a charlatan.
Puerile: childishly silly; foolish
His puerile behavior was the only reason he was fired by the company.