One Word Substitution in English for Competitive Exams

One-Word Substitution
One word substitution means a single word for a number of words, expressions, phrases or even clauses.

● The life history of a man written by himself. = Autobiography
● A person who believes that there is no God. = Atheist
● A medicine which counteracts the effects of poison. = Antidote
● A person who does something not professionally but for pleasure. = Amateur
● A person residing in a country of which he is not a citizen. = Alien
● That does not bear the name of the writer. = Anonymous
● Government by a ruler who has unlimited power. = Autocracy
● A diplomatic representative of one country in another. = Ambassador
● A traveller in space. = Astronaut
● An assembly of listeners. = Audience
● To give up the throne. = Abdicate
● A medicine which prevents infection by killing germs. = Antiseptic
● The science of vegetable life. = Botany
● The science which treats of life. = Biology
● Government by the officials = Bureaucracy
● The life history of a man written by someone else. = Biography
● One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views. = Bigot
● Festival of the hundredth anniversary. = Centenary
● The man who can eat human flesh. = Cannibal
● Place for burials other than a churchyard. = Cemetery
● Place for cremating of dead bodies. = Crematorium
● A person who is free from national prejudices. = Cosmopolitan
● People working together in the same office or department. = Colleague
● Belonging to the same time. = Contemporary
● Substance designed to make the skin or hair more beautiful. = Cosmetics
● That can be believed. = Credible
● The state of being unmarried. = Celibacy
● He is an artist that draws comic pictures. = Caricaturist
● A government of the people by the people and for the people. = Democracy
● A battle or a match in which neither party wins. = Drawn
● Want of rain. = Drought
● A disease that spreads over a large area. = Epidemic
● Articles sent from one country to another. = Export
● Which is fit to be eaten. = Edible
● A selfish person who always thinks of himself. = Egoist
● Fit to be chosen. = Eligible
● A person who leaves his own country and goes to live in another. = Emigrant
● A speech delivered without previous preparation. = Extempore
● Words inscribed on the graves. = Epitaph
● One who believes in fate. = Fatalist
● Which may cause death. = Fatal
● A man residing in a country of which he is not a citizen. = Foreigner
● A medicine that kills germs. = Germicide
● A person who eats too much. = Glutton
● An office for which no salary is paid. = Honorary
● Killing of a human being specially by another. = Homocide
● That which cannot be read. = Illegible
● A person who comes to one country from another in order to settle there. = Immigrant
● Which cannot be heard. = Inaudible
● Which is difficult to believe. = Incredible
● Which cannot be conquered. = Invincible
● One who can neither read nor write. = Illitrate
● Which cannot be imitated. = Inimitable
● Which cannot be corrected. = Incorrigible
● The killing of new born child. = Infanticide
● That which cannot be repaired. = Irreparable
● Which cannot be removed. = Indelible
● Person unable to pay debts. = Insolvent
● Which cannot be reached. = Inaccessible
● That which is contrary to law. = Illegal
● Capable of catching fire easily. = Inflammable
● One who lacks knowledge. = Ignorant
● One who knows many languages. = Linguist
● Room or building used for scientific experiments. = Laboratory
● Hand written matter. = Manuscript
● Person who is caused to suffer for a great cause. = Martyr
● A person working for money. = Mercenary
● An established principle of practical wisdom. = Maxim
● A place where dead bodies are kept before post mortem. = Mortuary
● A person who hates mankind. = Misanthropist
● Widely known for bad works. = Notorious
● A hollow space in a wall for a statue. = Niche
● Giving of special favour by a person in high position to his relatives. = Nepotism
● Person who eats meat. = Non-vegetarian
● One who is new to a profession. = Novice
● The street is not wide. = Narrow
● A word or custom which is no longer in use. = Obsolete
● A person who looks at the bright side of things. = Optimist
● A child whose parents are dead. = Orphan
● All-powerful. = Omnipotent
● A garden of fruits. = Orchard
● Holding conventional beliefs in matter of religion. = Orthodox
● That which cannot be seen through. = Opaque
● One who is present everywhere. = Omnipresent
● One who knows everything. = Omniscient
● Medical examination of a dead body. = Postmortem
● A person who looks at the dark side of things. = Pessimist
● A remedy for all kinds of diseases. = Panacea
● One who lives on another. = Parasite
● A lover of mankind. = Philanthropist
● One who goes on a journey to a holy place. = Pilgrim
● Child, born after the death of father. = Posthumous
● The practice of having more than one husband at the same time. = Polyandry
● One who collects postage stamps. = Philatelist
● A man who has more than one wife. = Polygamist
● A writer who steal ideas from another. = Plagiarist
● Very exact or scrupulous in the observance of forms of etiquitte, ceremony or behaviour. = Punctitious
● One who has great love for one's country. = Patriot
● One who lives by alone and avoids people. = Recluse
● Killing of one's own self. = Suicide
● One who speaks on behalf of others. = Spokesman
● A thing which is not fresh. = Stale
● One who loads and unloads ships. = Stevedore
● One who abstains completely from alcoholic liquor. = Teetotaller
● Person who believes that there is God. = Theist


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