adj :: Marked by inactivity or rest.
"A bear can hibernate and remain quiescent for weeks at a time."
adj :: Beginning to come into being or to become apparent.
"The medical exam was good at detecting incipient tumors."
noun :: A repetition a redundancy using different words.
"I repeated the instructions over and over in the hopes that the tautology would cause the student to understand."
adj :: Complacently or inanely foolish. Silly.
"I am, of course, a mere student," said I, with a fatuous smile, "hardly more, I might say, than an earnest inquirer." --Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
noun :: A beginner in something.
"I was still a tyro so far as fixing my own bicycle was concerned. As a result, I rarely went riding alone."