One Word Substitution, Meaning, Uses, Examples and Exercise

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  1. A battle or match in which neither party wins: Draw
  2. A belief contrary to the belief generally accepted: Heresy
  3. A book that has information of all the branches o knowledge: Encyclopedia
  4. A cluster of houses in a village: Hamlet
  5. A collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition (P-09): Menagerie
  6. A condition of disorder and lawlessness: Anarchy
  7. A conditional release of a prisoner from jail before official end: Parole
  8. A country ruled by two countries: Condominium
  9. A decision on which all agree: Unanimous
  10. A festive courtly dramatic performance: Masque
  11. A festival of the hundredth anniversary: Centenary
  12. A girl who flirts: Coquette
  13. A group that consists of different types of things or people: Heterogeneous
  14. A group that contains elements of the same type: Homogenous
  15. A lady’s purse: Reticule
  16. A lady’s umbrella: Parasol
  17. A lover of books: Bibliophile
  18. A lover of food and drink: Gourmet
  19. A lover of others: Altruist
  20. A man of odd habits: Eccentric
  21. A man who dances to the tunes of his wife: Henpecked
  22. A masculine woman: Amazon
  23. A nation engaged in war: Belligerent
  24. A noisy turbulent kind of woman: Virago
  25. Apartner in crime: Accomplice
  26. A period of one thousand years: Millennium
  27. A person behind time: Antiquated
  28. A person free from infection: Immune
  29. A person with the same name as another: Namesake
  30. A person who comes to live in a country from some other country: Immigrant
  31. A person who is fond of fighting: Bellicose
  32. A person who keeps changing his opinions (P-04): Turncoat
  33. A person who wishes to throw his establishment: Anarchist
  34. A place for keeping bees (T-04): Apiary
  35. A place of good climate: Sanatorium
  36. A place of washing dishes adjoining kitchen: Scullery
  37. A place of shelter or refuge, or psychiatric hospital (P-04, 10): Asylum
  38. A place with gambling tables: Casino
  39. A place where prostitutes are available: Brothel
  40. A political leader who tries to get support by making false promises and using arguments based on emotion (P-09): Demagogue
  41. A printed note of someone’s death: Obituary
  42. A religious song: Hymn
  43. A remarkable talent: Prodigy
  44. A room for the display of works of art (P-05): Gallery
  45. A short but amusing story: Anecdote
  46. A short and clear description of something: Vignette
  47. A speech or piece of writing that praises someone: Panegyric
  48. A style full of words: Verbose
  49. A thing kept in the memory of a person: Memento
  50. A verse letter: Epistle
  51. A war of religion: Crusade
  52. A woman who lures men to destroy them: Circe
  53. A woman who has never married: Spinster
  54. A word no longer in use: Obsolete
  55. A written declaration as an oath: Affidavit
  56. Act of killing one’s wife: Uxoricide
  57. -Allowance given to wife on legal divorce: Alimony
  58. An animal story with a moral: Fable
  59. An army of soldiers on horse: Cavalry
  60. An instrument for viewing objects at a distance: Telescope
  61. An office for which high salary is paid (P-05): Sinecure
  62. An unknown person: Anonymous
  63. Animals living on land and in water: Amphibian
  64. Appointment by two parties to settle a dispute: Arbiter
  65. Art of cutting tree and bushes into ornamental shape: Topiary
  66. Award given after death: Posthumous
  67. Borrowing ideas and stealing other’s words is called (T-10) Plagiarism
  68. Care taker of a public building: Custodian
  69. Change one’s mind too quickly: Vacillation
  70. Congratulate somebody in formal manner:Felicitate
  71. Contempt of God: Blasphemy
  72. Creature having both male and female organs: Hermaphrodite
  73. Cure for all disease (P-2000, T-01, 04): Panacea
  74. Custom of having many husbands: Polyandry
  75. Custom of having many wives (P-04): Polygamy
  76. Dealing of counterfeit things: Forgery
  77. Disease which is spread by contact: Contagious
  78. Doctor who treats children: Pediatrician
  79. Doctor of heart diseases: Cardiologist
  80. Doctor old age diseases: Gerontologist
  81. Doctor of nerve diseases: Neurologist
  82. Doctor of eye diseases: Ophthalmologist
  83. Doctor of ear diseases: Otologist
  84. Doctor/Specialist in detecting the origin/nature of diseases: Pathologist
  85. Doctor in nose diseases: Rhinologist
  86. Doctor of mental aberrations: Psychiatrist
  87. Doctor/Specialist in treating crooked teeth: Orthodontist
  88. Doctor of women’s diseases: Gynaecologist
  89. Evening prayer in the church: Vesper
  90. Equal in rank: Peer hellow
  91. Fault that may be forgiven: Venial
  92. Favouring own kith and kin: Nepotism
  93. Fear of bathing: Ablutophobia
  94. Fear of becoming bald: Phalacrophobia
  95. Fear of being robbed: Harpaxophobia
  96. Fear of cockroaches: Katsaridaphobia
  97. Fear of crowd: Ochlophobia
  98. Fear of darkness: Lygophobia
  99. Fear of death: Nicrophobia
  100. Fear of dentist: Dentophobia
  101. Fear of disease: Pathophobia
  102. Fear of failure: Atychiphobia
  103. Fear of foreigners: Xenophobia
  104. Fear of God: Zeusophobia
  105. Fear of making decisions Decidophobia
  106. Fear of poverty Peniaphobia
  107. Fear of property. Onthophobia
  108. Fear of radiation: Radiophobia
  109. Fear of riding a car Amaxophobia
  110. Fear of school: Scolionophobia
  111. Fear of sex: Genophobia
  112. Fear of speaking: Lalophobia
  113. Fear of speed: Tachophobia
  114. Fear of water: Hydrophobia
  115. Foar of words: Logophobia
  116. Fear of high places: Acrophobia
  117. Fear of large, open spaces: A goraphobia
  118. Fear of Britain: Anglophobia
  119. Fear of lightning, thunder, and storm: Astraphobia
  120. Fear of books: Bibliophobia
  121. Fear of hands: Chirophobia
  122. Fear of small, narrow, or enclosed place: Claustrophobia
  123. Fear of work: Ergophobia
  124. Fear of crowds: Demophobia Ochlophobia
  125. Fear of trees: Dendrophobia
  126. Fear of the French: Francophobia
  127. Fear of Women: Gynephobia
  128. Fear of speaking: Lalophobia
  129. Fear of germs/contamination: Mysophobia
  130. Fear of darkness: Nyctophobia
  131. Fear of everything in general: Panophobia
  132. Fear of strong light: Photophobia
  133. Fear of feet: Podophobia
  134. Fear of children: Pedophobia
  135. Fear of horses: Hippophobia
  136. Fear of sinning: Peccatophobia
  137. Fear of speaking aloud: Phonophobia
  138. Fear of fire: Pyrophobia
  139. Fear of food: Sitophobia
  140. Fear of syphilis (sexually transmitted disease): Syphilophobia
  141. Fear of death: Thanatophobia
  142. Fear of being poisoned: Toxophobia
  143. Fear of strangers: Xenophobia
  144. Fear of animals: Zoophobia
  145. First speech: Maiden
  146. Food agrees with one’s taste: Puldiddle
  147. Funny imitation of a poem:Parody
  148. Giving up throne by the king: Abdication
  149. Go back and forth: Shuttle
  150. Government by a few people: Oligarchy
  151. Government by the nobles (T-09): Aristocracy
  152. Government by the rich: Plutocracy
  153. Government by a single person: Autocracy
  154. Government by the Gods: Theocracy
  155. Government by the officials: Bureaucracy
  156. Government by a dictator: Autocracy
  157. Government by old men: Gerontocracy
  158. Government by women: Gynecocracy
  159. Government by worst citizens: Kakistocracy
  160. -Government by mob: Mobocracy/Ochlocracy
  161. Government by new, inexperienced officials: Neocracy
  162. Government by all: Pantisocracy
  163. Government by a few people: Oligarchy
  164. Group of three novels: Trilogy
  165. Group of stars: Constellation
  166. Incapable of being wounded: Invulnerable
  167. In-charge of museum /Pitch: Curator
  168. Indifference to pleasure or pain: Stoicism
  169. Instruments which makes smaller objects larger: Microscope
  170. Intentional destruction of racial group: Genocide
  171. Interval between two events: Interlude
  172. Just punishment for wrong doing: Nemesis
  173. Killing of another human being: Homicide
  174. Killing of bees: Apicide
  175. Killing of pests: Pesticide
  176. Killing of one’s children: Filicide
  177. Killing of one’s father: Patricide
  178. Killing of a race of people: Genocide
  179. Killing of one’s parents: Parricide
  180. Killing of populations: Populicide
  181. Killing of one’s sister: Sororicide
  182. Killing of oneself: Suicide
  183. Killing of one’s wife: Uxoricide
  184. Language difficult to understand: Jargon
  185. Large scale departure of people: Exodus
  186. List of explanation of words: Glossary
  187. List of goods with their price: Invoice
  188. Longing for things that are past (T-09): Nostalgia
  189. Loop of rope is called: Noose
  190. Loud talk, speech or quarrel (P-09): Harangue
  191. Lover of books: Bibliophile
  192. Lover of children: Paedophile
  193. Lover of animals: Zoophile/Zoophilist
  194. Lover of vegetables: Vegetarian
  195. Lover of meat: Carnivore/Non-vegetarian
  196. Lover of human flesh: Cannibal
  197. Lover of grandeur: Megalomaniac
  198. Lover of War: Warmonger
  199. Lover of peace: Pacifist, Peace-loving
  200. Lover of food: Gourmet
  201. Lover of good taste in art, painting etc: Connoisseur
  202. Lover of travelling around the world: Globe-trotter
  203. Lover of self: Narcissist
  204. Made ordinary by overuse: Hackneyed
  205. Man having the qualities of woman (P-2000, 05): Effeminate
  206. Man of lax moral: Licentious
  207. Man whose wife has been unfaithful to him: Cuckold
  208. -Mania for setting fires: Pyromania
  209. Mania for stealing things: Kleptomania
  210. Mania for talking: Logomania
  211. Mania for travel: Dromomania
  212. Mania of being important: Megalomania
  213. Mania for rare books: bibliomania
  214. Mania for drinking alcohol: Dipsomania
  215. Mania for writing: Graphomania
  216. Mania for sexual desire in female: Nymphomania
  217. Mania/ delusion that one has become god: Theomania
  218. Medical examination of a dead body: Postmortem
  219. Medicine which lessens pain: Anodyne
  220. Member of a band of robbers: Brigand
  221. Morning prayer: Matin
  222. Murdering of a family: Familicide
  223. Murdering of an infant: Infanticide
  224. Murdering of Brother: Fratricide
  225. Murdering of husband by his wife: Mariticide
  226. Murdering of the king: Regicide
  227. Murdering of tyrant: Tyrannicide
  228. Next to, but not necessarily touching (T-05): Adjacent
  229. Old age when a man behaves like a fool: Dotage
  230. One who believes one is God: Theomania
  231. One who believes in God Motheis
  232. One who believes in my God Flytheist
  233. One who believes that Universe are the: Panther
  234. One who believes that everything is pre destined: Fatalist
  235. One who believes that pleasure is the chief good: Hedonist
  236. One who bunks the chess: Tran
  237. One who betrays one: Traitor
  238. One who cats vegetables, herbaceous plats (P-09): Herbivorous
  239. One who steals others ideas and words: Plagiarist
  240. One who can easily be deceived: Gullible
  241. One who cannot be corrected: Incorrigible
  242. One who can speak two languages: Bilingual
  243. One who can use either of his hands with ease: Ambidextrous
  244. One who champions the cause of women (P-05): Feminist
  245. One who claims to be skilled in medicine, but he his not: Quack
  246. One who collects coins: Numismatis
  247. One who comes from a village and considered stupid: Bumpkin
  248. One who compiles dictionary: Lexicographer
  249. One who cuts precious stones: Lapidist
  250. One who deserts his religion/faith: A postale
  251. One who does not believe in God: Atheist
  252. One who does not care for literature: Philistine
  253. One who does not respect something sacred or holy: Blasphemy
  254. One who does not take definite stand: Evasive
  255. One who draws maps and charts: Cartographer
  256. One who cats everything (P-09): Omnivorous
  257. One who eats human flesh: Cannibal
  258. One who fights for the sake of money (T-09): Mercenary
  259. One who forsakes religion: Renegade
  260. One who has many talents: Versatile
  261. One who has suddenly gained new wealth: Parvenu
  262. One who has unreasoning enthusiasm for the glorification of one’s country: Chauvinism
  263. One who hates knowledge and learning (T-03): Misologist
  264. One who hates mankind (T-05): Misanthrope
  265. One who hates the institution of marriage (P-09): Misogamist
  266. One who is bad in spelling: Cacographic
  267. One who is fond of collecting postage stamps: Philatelist
  268. One who is fond of company (P-09): Gregarious
  269. One who is guilty of firing property: Arsonist
  270. One who is hard to please: Fastidious
  271. One who is imaginative, or hopeful but unrealistic: Quixotic
  272. One who is more interested in himself: Introvert
  273. One who is more interested in others: Extrovert
  274. One who is more than a hundred years old: Centenarian
  275. One who is narrow and prejudiced in religious views: Bigot
  276. One who is neither intelligent nor dull: Mediocre
  277. One who is new to a profession: Novice
  278. One who is not the citizen of country (T-04): Alien
  279. One who is opposed to war (P-09): Pacifist
  280. One who is talkative: Garrulous
  281. One who is the most powerful: Omnipotent
  282. One who is unable to pay his debt: Bankrupt
  283. One who is very careful and particular:Meticulous
  284. One who is very well versed in music art or any subject: Connoisseur
  285. One who knows everything: Omniscient
  286. One who knows many languages: Linguist
  287. One who leaves his country to settle in another: Emigrant
  288. One who lends money at high rate: Usurer
  289. One who lives on flesh: Carnivorous
  290. One who lives/depends on others: Parasite
  291. One who looks at the bright side of things: Optimist
  292. One who looks at the dark side of things (P-09): Pessimist
  293. One who loves all and sundry: Philanthropist
  294. One who loves books: Bibliophile
  295. One who loves creating humour (T-10): Humorist
  296. One who passes through the gate without taking permission: Trespasser
  297. One who pays too much attention to his clothes and appearance: Dandy
  298. One who plays a game for pleasure not professionally: Amateur
  299. One who pretends illness to escape duty: Malingerer –
  300. One who reads only books: Bookworm
  301. One who relies on experience: Empiric
  302. One who runs away from the law: Fugitive
  303. One who sacrifices his life for country: Martyr
  304. One who sneaks into a country: Infiltrator
  305. One who speaks many languages: Polyglot
  306. One who speaks through puppets: Ventriloquist
  307. One who studies skin and its diseases: Dermatologist
  308. One who studies the formation of the earth: Geologist
  309. One who talks continuously: Loquacious
  310. One who thinks human nature is evil: Cynic
  311. One who totally abstain from alcohol P-2000, 09): Teetotaler
  312. One who travels from place to place: Itinerant
  313. One who treats female problems: Gynecologist
  314. One who tries to break traditional ideas or institutions: Iconoclast
  315. One who wants to see others unhappy: Sadist
  316. One who works in return for being taught the trade: Disciple
  317. One who works without rottin any salary: Honorary
  318. Original inhabitants of a country: Aborigines
  319. One whose attitude is to eat, drink and merry: Epicurean
  320. Opposing arguments: Rebut
  321. Paper written in one’s own handwriting: Manuscript
  322. Part of a church in which bells are hung: Belfry
  323. Part of a Government which is concerned with making of rules (P-04): Legislature
  324. People in rowdy scene: Rabble
  325. People belonging to the middle class – (P-09): Bourgeoisie
  326. Person different to pleasure and pain: Stoic
  327. Person obsessed with one idea or subject: Monomaniac
  328. Person pretending to be somebody he is not: Imposter
  329. Person who believes God is everything: Bantheist.
  330. Person who believes that the world can be made better by human efforts (P-13): A Meliorist
  331. Person who easily believes others (P-09): Credulous
  332. Person who does not believe in any religion: Pagan
  333. Person who enjoys sensuous enjoyments: Epicure
  334. Person who has long experience: Veteran
  335. Person who hates women: Misogynist
  336. Person who holds scholarship at a university: Bursar
  337. Person who is against ordinary society especially dressing: Hippy
  338. Person who is always dissatisfied: Malcontent
  339. Person who is made to bear the blame: Scapegoat
  340. Person who kill others for political reason: Assassin
  341. Person who lives alone and avoids other people (P- 10)Recluse
  342. Person who loves nature: Aesthere
  343. Person who makes love for amusement: Philanderer
  344. Person who pretends to have more knowledge (P- 05): Charlatan
  345. Person who regards the whole world as his country: Cosmopolitan
  346. Person with a beautiful handwriting: Calligrapher
  347. Person without manners: Rustic
  348. Persuasive and fluent speech: Eloquence
  349. Physician who delivers babies: Obstetrician
  350. Place where birds are kept (T-09): Aviary
  351. Place where cows are sheltered: Byre
  352. Place where govt. records are kept: Archives
  353. Place where women dwelled (Ancient time): Harem
  354. Place which provides both board and lodging: Inn
  355. Plants and vegetation: Flora
  356. Poem narrating a popular story: Ballad
  357. Poem written on the death of someone loved and lost: Elegy
  358. Policy of political party: Manifesto
  359. Power of reading thoughts of others: Telepathy
  360. Practice of one marriage: Monogamy
  361. Public building where weapons are made and stored: Arsenal
  362. Putting off for tomorrow what can be done today (P- 04): Procrastination
  363. Relationship by blood or birth: Consanguinity
  364. Responsible according to law: Legitimate
  365. Ride on someone else back: Piggyback
  366. Ridiculous use of words: Malapropisan
  367. Room leading into a large room: Anteroom
  368. Room with toilet facilities: Lavatory
  369. School for infants and children: Kindergarten
  370. Science of birds: Ornithology
  371. Scat on elephant’s back. Howdah
  372. Send unwanted person out of the country: Deport
  373. Set of facts systematically arranged in rows and columns (P-03) Table
  374. Short journey made by a group of persons together: Ercursion
  375. Short remaining end of cigarette: Stub
  376. Short walk for pleasure or exercise: Stroll
  377. Slow witted person Duffer
  378. Song sung at burial: Dirge
  379. Speech by an actor at the end of play Epilogue
  380. Speech without preparation (P-09, T-04) Extempore
  381. Stage between boyhood and youth: Adolescence
  382. Statement which cannot be understood: Incomprehensible
  383. Stories of old time Gods and heroes: Legend
  384. Story that cannot be believed: Incredible
  385. Study of ancient science: Archaeology
  386. Study of birds: Ornithologist
  387. Study of human body Anatomy
  388. Study of mankind: Anthropology
  389. Study of statistics of birth, death and diseases: Demography
  390. Sudden rush of winds: Gust
  391. That may cause death: Fatal
  392. That which cannot be changed or altered (P-04): Irrevocable
  393. That which stays for a long time (P-05): Durable
  394. The amount paid to a man for his work: Remuneration
  395. The art of effective speaking: Elocution
  396. The life history of a person written by himself (T-03): Autobiography
  397. The quality of being a spendthrift (T-10): Parsimony
  398. The scientific study of history and development of languages (P-13): Philology
  399. Thing incapable of being burnt: Incombustible
  400. Thing that bring gentle and painless death from incurable death: Euthanasia
  401. Thing that cannot be touched of felt: Palpable
  402. Thing that destroys the effect of poison: Antidote
  403. Thing through which light cannot pass: Opaque
  404. Thing which cannot be done without: Indispensable
  405. Things that can be seen and touched: Tangible
  406. Things that cannot be understood: Unintelligible
  407. Those who live at the same time (T-03): Contemporary
  408. To accustom oneself to a foreign climate: Acclimatize
  409. To do away with a rule: Abrogate
  410. To explain a spiritual truth: Parable
  411. To play a role in place of another person: Surrogate
  412. To spread troops for battle: Deploy
  413. Tumour which is not likely to spread: Benign
  414. Unexpected stroke of good luck: Windfall
  415. Using of new words: Neology
  416. Views which are not of one’s liking: Irritating
  417. Walking in sleep: Somnambulism
  418. Which cannot be rectified: Irreparable
  419. Woman who has extra marital relationship: Adultery
  420. inscribed on a tomb: Epitaph
  421. Work which involves too much official formalities (T-04): Red-Tapism

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