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One Word Substitution for Competitive Exams

One word substitution plays a major role in competitive exams, Apart from that, it is very important for the enhancement of vocabulary. If you are preparing for any competitive exams, these one word substitution can be extremely helpful to you.

  • A country ruled by two country : Condominium
  • A dramatic performance: Masque
  • A lady’s purse: Reticule
  • A man of odd habits: Eccentric
  • A nation engaged in war: Belligerent
  • A person behind time: Antiquated
  • A place of good climate: Sanatorium
  • A religious song: Hymn
  • A remarkable talent: Prodigy
  • A short but amusing story: Anecdote
  • A verse letter: Epistle
  • Act of killing one’s wife: Uxoricide
  • An animal story with a moral: Fable
  • An unknown person: Anonymous
  • Animals living on land and in water: Amphibian
  • At the same time: Contemporary
  • Award given after death: Posthumous
  • Stealing others words is called: Plagiarism
  • Care taker of a public building: Custodian
  • Contempt of God: Blasphemy
  • Cure for all disease: Panacea
  • Custom of having many husbands: Polyandry
  • Custom of having many wives: Polygamy
  • Dealing of counterfeit things: Forgery
  • Disease which is spread by contact: Contagious
  • Doctor who treats children: Pediatrician
  • Equal in rank: Peer
  • Fault that may be forgiven: Venial
  • Favouring own kith and kin: Nepotism
  • Fear of bathing: Ablutophobia
  • Fear of becoming bald: Phalacrophobia
  • Fear of being robbed: Harpaxophobia
  • Fear of cockroaches: Katsaridaphobia
  • Fear of crowd: Ochlophobia
  • Fear of darkness: Lygophobia
  • Fear of death: Nicrophobia
  • Fear of dentist: Dentophobia
  • Fear of disease: Pathophobia
  • Fear of failure: Atychiphobia
  • Fear of foreigners: Xenophobia
  • Fear of God: Zeusophobia
  • Fear of going to bed: Clinophobia
  • Fear of height: Acrophobia
  • Fear of making decisions: Decidophobia
  • Fear of poverty: Peniaphobia
  • Fear of property: Orthophobia
  • Fear of radiation: Radiophobia
  • Fear of riding a car: Amaxophobia
  • Fear of school: Scolionophobia
  • Fear of sex: Genophobia
  • Fear of speaking: Lalophobia
  • Fear of speed: Tachophobia
  • Fear of water: Hydrophobia
  • Fear of words: Logophobia
  • First speech: Maiden
  • Food agrees with one’s taste: Palatable
  • Funny imitation of a poem: Parody
  • Giving up throne by the king: Abdication
  • Go back and forth: Shuttle
  • Government by a single person: Autocracy
  • Government by the Gods: Theocracy
  • Government run by a dictator: Autocracy
  • Group of three novels: Trilogy
  • Incapable of being wounded: Invulnerable
  • In-charge of museum: Curator
  • Indifference to pleasure or pain: Stoicism
  • Intentional destruction of racial group: Genocide
  • Interval between two events: Interlude
  • Just punishment for wrong doing: Nemesis
  • Killing of another human being: Homicide
  • Language difficult to understand : Jargon
  • Large scale departure of people: Exodus
  • List of explanation of words: Glossary
  • List of goods with their price: Invoice
  • Longing for something: Nostalgia
  • Loop of rope is called: Noose
  • Loud talk or speech: Harangue
  • Man having the qualities of woman: Effeminate
  • Man of lax moral : Licentious
  • Man whose wife has been unfaithful to him : Cuckold
  • Mania for setting fires : Pyromania
  • Mania for stealing things : Kleptomania
  • Mania for talking : Logomania
  • Mania for travel : Dromomania
  • Mania of being important : Megalomania
  • Medicine which lessens pain:  Anodyne
  • Member of a band of robbers : Brigand
  • Morning prayer : Matin
  • Murdering of a family : Familicide
  • Murdering of an infant : Infanticide
  • Murdering of Brother : Fratricide
  • Murdering of husband by his wife : Mariticide
  • Murdering of the king : Regicide
  • Murdering of tyrant : Tyrannicide
  • Old age when a man behaves like a fool : Dotage
  • One who believes one is God : Theomania
  • One who believes that everything is pre-destined : Fatalist
  • One who believes that pleasure is the chief good : Hedonist
  • One who betrays one : Traitor
  • One who collects coins : Numismatist
  • One who comes from a village and considered stupid : Bumpkin
  • One who compiles dictionary : Lexicographer
  • One who cuts precious stones : Lapidist
  • One who deserts his religion : Apostate
  • One who does not care for literature : Philistine
  • One who does not respect something sacred or holy : Blasphemy
  • One who does not take definite stand : Evasive
  • One who draws maps and charts : Cartographer
  • One who eats everything : Omnivorous
  • One who eats human flesh : Cannibal
  • One who fights for the sake of money : Mercenary
  • One who forsakes religion : Renegade
  • One who has many talents : Versatile
  • One who has suddenly gained new wealth : Parvenu
  • One who hates knowledge and learning : Misologist
  • One who is bad in spelling : Cacographic
  • One who is guilty of firing property : Arsonist
  • One who is more interested in himself : Introvert
  • One who is more interested in others : Extrovert
  • One who is neither intelligent nor dull : Mediocre
  • One who is not the citizen of country : Alien
  • One who is talkative : Garrulous
  • One who is the most powerful : Omnipotent
  • One who is very careful and particular : Meticulous
  • One who is very well versed in any subject : Connoisseur
  • One who lends money at high rate : Usurer
  • One who loves all and sundry : Philanthropist
  • One who loves books : Bibliophile
  • One who passes through the gate without taking permission : Trespasser
  • One who pays too much attention to his clothes and appearance : Dandy
  • One who plays a game for pleasure not professionally : Amateur
  • One who pretends illness to escape duty : Malingerer
  • One who reads only books : Bookworm
  • One who sacrifices his life for country : Martyr
  • One who sneaks into a country : Infiltrator
  • One who speaks many languages : Polyglot
  • One who studies skin and its diseases : Dermatologist
  • One who studies the formation of the earth : Geologist
  • One who talks continuously : Loquacious
  • One who thinks human nature is evil : Cynic
  • One who totally abstain from alcohol : Teetotaler
  • One who travels from place to place : Itinerant
  • One who treats female problems : Gynecologist
  • One who wants to see others unhappy : Sadist
  • One who works in return for being taught the trade : Disciple
  • One who works without getting any salary : Honorary
  • One whose attitude is to eat, drink and merry : Epicurean
  • Opposing arguments : Rebut
  • Out of date things : Obsolescent
  • Paper written in one’s own handwriting : Manuscript
  • Part of a church in which bells are hung : Belfry
  • People in rowdy scene : Rabble
  • Person different to pleasure and pain : Stoic
  • Person obsessed with one idea or subject : Monomaniac
  • Person pretending to be somebody he is not : Imposter
  • Person who believes God is everything Ban : Theist
  • Person who believes others : Credulous
  • Person who does not believe in any religion : Pagan
  • Person who enjoys sensuous enjoyments : Epicure
  • Person who has long experience : Veteran
  • Person who hates women : Misogynist
  • Person who holds scholarship at a university : Bursar
  • Person who is against ordinary society especially dressing : Hippy
  • Person who is always dissatisfied : Malcontent
  • Person who is made to bear the blame : Scapegoat
  • Person who kill others for political reason : Assassin
  • Person who lives alone and avoids other people : Recluse
  • Person who loves nature : Aesthete
  • Person who makes love for amusement : Philanderer
  • Person who pretends to have more knowledge : Charlatan
  • Person who regards the whole world as his country : Cosmopolitan
  • Person with a beautiful handwriting : Calligrapher
  • Person without manners : Rustic
  • Persuasive and fluent speech : Eloquence
  • Physician who delivers babies : Obstetrician
  • Place where birds are kept : Aviary
  • Place where cows are sheltered : Byre
  • Place where govt. records are kept : Archives
  • Place where women dwelled (Ancient time) : Harem
  • Place which provides both board and lodging : Inn
  • Plants and vegetation : Flora
  • Poem narrating a popular story : Ballad
  • Poem written on the death of someone loved and lost one : Elegy
  • Policy of political party : Manifesto
  • Power of reading thoughts of others : Telepathy
  • Public building where weapons are made and stored : Arsenal
  • Responsible according to law : Legitimate
  • Ride on someone else back : Piggyback
  • Ridiculous use of words : Malapropism
  • Room leading into a large room : Anteroom
  • Room with toilet facilities : Lavatory
  • School for infants and children : Kindergarten
  • Seat on elephant’s back : Howdah
  • Send unwanted person out of the country : Deport
  • Short journey made by a group of persons together : Excursion
  • Short remaining end of cigarette : Stub
  • Short walk for pleasure or exercise : Stroll
  • Slow witted person : Duffer
  • Song sung at burial : Dirge
  • Speech by an actor at the end of play : Epilogue
  • Speech without preparation : Extempore
  • Stage between boyhood and youth : Adolescence
  • Statement which cannot be understood : Incomprehensible
  • Stories of old time Gods and heroes : Legend
  • Story that cannot be believed : Incredible
  • Study of ancient science : Archaeology
  • Study of birds : Ornithologist
  • Study of human body : Anatomy
  • Study of mankind : Anthropology
  • Study of statistics of birth, death and diseases : Demography
  • Sudden rush of winds : Gust
  • Thing that bring  painless death from incurable death : Euthanasia
  • Thing that cannot be touched of felt : Palpable
  • Thing that destroys the effect of poison : Antidote
  • Thing through which light cannot pass : Opaque
  • Thing which cannot be done without : Indispensable
  • Things that can be seen and touched : Tangible
  • Things that cannot be understood : Unintelligible
  • To do away with a rule : Abrogate
  • To explain a spiritual truth : Parable
  • To spread troops for battle : Deploy
  • Tumour which is not likely to spread : Benign
  • Unexpected stroke of good luck : Windfall
  • Using of new words : Neology
  • Views which are not of one’s liking : Irritating
  • Walking in sleep : Somnambulism
  • Which cannot be rectified : Irreparable
  • Woman who has extra marital relationship : Adultery
  • Work which involves too much official formalities : Red Tapism

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