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ONE-WORD SUBSTITUTION

 

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ONE WORD

1.

A shortened form of a word or phrase

Abbreviation

2.

Do away with wholly

Abolish

  1. 3.

To increase the speed; to hasten the progress of

Accelerate

  1. 4.

Liable to be called to account

Accountable

  1. 5.

One who calculates premium

Actuary

  1. 6.

The period between childhood and adulthood

Adolescence

  1. 7.

To increase the gravity of an offence or the intensity of a disease

Aggravate

  1. 8.

A person who attacks first

Aggressor

  1. 9.

One who doubts the existence of god

Agnostic

  1. 10.

To turn friends in enemies

Alienate

  1. 11.

A person who loves every body

Altruist

  1. 12.

One who does something not professionally but for pleasure

Amateur

  1. 13.

One who pursues some art or sport as hobby

Amateur

  1. 14.

of a person who can use both hands equally well

Ambidextrous

  1. 15.

A sentence whose meaning is unclear

Ambiguous

  1. 16.

Statements open to more than interpretation

Ambiguous

  1. 17.

Having opposing feelings

Ambivalent

  1. 18.

General pardon

Amnesty

  1. 19.

General pardon for political offenders

Amnesty

  1. 20.

A land animal that breeds in water

Amphibian

  1. 21.

One who is out to subvert a government

Anarchist

  1. 22.

Absence of government

Anarchy

  1. 23.

A book written by an unknown author

Anonymous

  1. 24.

A letter, poem etc. whose author is unknown

Anonymous

  1. 25.

That which does not bear the name of the writer

Anonymous

  1. 26.

A person liable to be called to account for his action

Answerable

  1. 27.

To date before the true time

Antedate

  1. 28.

A study of man

Anthropology

  1. 29.

A medicine to counteract the effect of another medicine

Antidote

  1. 30.

A medicine that prevents decomposing

Antiseptic

  1. 31.

A word opposite in meaning to another

Antonym

  1. 32.

To rise in value

Appreciate

  1. 33.

A person appointed by parties to settle the disputes between them

Arbitrator

  1. 34.

A study of ancient things

Archaeology

  1. 35.

A Government by the Nobles

Aristocracy

  1. 36.

Government by the nobles

Aristocracy

  1. 37.

People of noble families or the highest social class

Aristocracy

  1. 38.

A place where weapons and ammunitions are stored

Arsenal

  1. 39.

One who does not believe in the existence of God

Atheist

  1. 40.

An assembly of hearers at a lecture or concert

Audience

  1. 41.

One who makes an official examination of accounts

Auditor

  1. 42.

A life history written by oneself

Autobiography

  1. 43.

Life story of a man written by himself

Autobiography

  1. 44.

The life story of a man written by himself

Autobiography

  1. 45.

A Government by one

Autocracy

  1. 46.

An absolute government by one man

Autocracy

  1. 47.

Of a person extremely desirous of money

Avaricious

  1. 48.

One who is greedy for money

Avaricious

  1. 49.

Cut off the head

Behead

  1. 50.

A great lover of books

Bibliophile

  1. 51.

One who loves books

Bibliophile

  1. 52.

Practice of having two wives or husbands

Bigamy

  1. 53.

One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views

Bigot

  1. 54.

A person who speaks two languages

Bilingual

  1. 55.

One who can speak two languages

Bilingual

  1. 56.

A life history written by somebody else

Biography

  1. 57.

Life story of a man written by other

Biography

  1. 58.

The science which treats with life

Biology

  1. 59.

The branch of biology dealing with plant life

Botany

  1. 60.

A member of the middle class

Bourgeois

  1. 61.

Hard but liable to be easily broken

Brittle

  1. 62.

A Government by the officials

Bureaucracy

  1. 63.

Government by officials

Bureaucracy

  1. 64.

Government by the officials

Bureaucracy

  1. 65.

A man devoid of kind feeling and sympathy

Callous

  1. 66.

Of a man or animal that feeds on its own species

Cannibal

  1. 67.

somebody who eats human flesh

Cannibal

  1. 68.

A flesh eating animal

Carnivorous

  1. 69.

Of animals feeding on flesh

Carnivorous

  1. 70.

A list of books

Catalogue

  1. 71.

A list of names, books etc.

Catalogue

  1. 72.

One who is unmarried

Celibate

  1. 73.

A person who is above hundred years

Centenarian

  1. 74.

Celebration of a hundredth year, once

Centenary

  1. 75.

People who work together

Colleagues

  1. 76.

Belonging or pertaining to an individual from birth

Congenital

  1. 77.

People living at the same time

Contemporaries

  1. 78.

Persons living in the same age

Contemporaries

  1. 79.

Belonging to the same period of time

Contemporary

  1. 80.

Men living in the same age

Contemporary

  1. 81.

One who is recovering from illness

Convalescent

  1. 82.

Recovering from illness

Convalescent

  1. 83.

Science of origin of universe

Cosmology

  1. 84.

One who can make himself at home in all countries

Cosmopolitan

  1. 85.

A citizen of the world

Cosmopolite

  1. 86.

A person who believes easily whatever he is told

Credulous

  1. 87.

A person who readily believes whatever is told to him/her.

Credulous

  1. 88.

Of a person who easily believes whatever is told to him

Credulous

  1. 89.

One who questions everything

Cynic

  1. 90.

To give one

Delegate

  1. 91.

To transfer one's authority to another

Delegate

  1. 92.

A Government by the people

Democracy

  1. 93.

Government by the people

Democracy

  1. 94.

To go down in value

Depreciate

  1. 95.

To go from bad to worse

Deteriorate

  1. 96.

To take away some one

Disenfranchisement

  1. 97.

A game in which neither party wins

Draw

  1. 98.

A game in which no one wins

Draw

  1. 99.

A game or batter in which neither party wins

Drawn/ Tie

  1. 100.

One who has strange habits

Eccentric

  1. 101.

Study of environment

Ecology

  1. 102.

A thing that is fit to be eaten

Edible

  1. 103.

That can be eaten

Edible

  1. 104.

Of a man showing feminine attributes

Effeminate

  1. 105.

Of manners more like those of a woman than a man

Effeminate

  1. 106.

One who is quite like a woman

Effeminate

  1. 107.

One who thinks only for oneself, a person who is selfish, self absorbed and self centered

Egoist

  1. 108.

One who thinks only of himself

Egoist

  1. 109.

A person who always thinks of himself; somebody who is selfish or self-centered

Egotist

  1. 110.

One who is qualifies for election

Eligible

  1. 111.

To explain something mysterious or difficult

Elucidate

  1. 112.

Misappropriation of money

Embezzlement

  1. 113.

To lay special stress on

Emphasize

  1. 114.

One who is fond of sensuous pleasures

Epicure

  1. 115.

A contagious disease which spreads over a huge area

Epidemic

  1. 116.

Inscription on a tombstone

Epitaph

  1. 117.

Words written on the tomb of a person

Epitaph

  1. 118.

A person who rides on horse-back

Equestrian

  1. 119.

Person who rides on horse-back

Equestrian

  1. 120.

A state of perfect balance

Equilibrium

  1. 121.

Destroy or get rid of something completely

Eradicate

  1. 122.

To root out an evil, disease

Eradicate

  1. 123.

A study of races

Ethnology

  1. 124.

A study of derivation of words

Etymology

  1. 125.

Free somebody from blame or guilt

Exonerate

  1. 126.

To free somebody from all blame

Exonerate

  1. 127.

A speech delivered without any previous preparation

Extempore

  1. 128.

A speech or a presentation made without previous preparation

Extempore

  1. 129.

Something said or done without preparation

Extempore

  1. 130.

Spoken or done without preparation

Extempore

  1. 131.

An exact copy

Facsimile

  1. 132.

A man who has too much enthusiasm for his own religion

Fanatic

  1. 133.

A person difficult to please

Fastidious

  1. 134.

Of a person who cannot be pleased easily

Fastidious

  1. 135.

One who is difficult to please

Fastidious

  1. 136.

One who is not easily pleased

Fastidious

  1. 137.

Anything that leads to death

Fatal

  1. 138.

A person who believes in fate

Fatalist

  1. 139.

A person who believes that all events are pre-determined

Fatalist

  1. 140.

One who believes in fate

Fatalist

  1. 141.

One who thinks only of welfare of women

Feminist

  1. 142.

Something that has been determined beforehand

Foregone

  1. 143.

Murder of an brother

Fratricide

  1. 144.

The murder or murderer of one

Fratricide

  1. 145.

A medicine that kills germs

Germicide

  1. 146.

One who eats too much

Glutton

  1. 147.

Without payment

Gratis

  1. 148.

Of animals living in flocks

Gregarious

  1. 149.

One who is easily deceived

Gullible

  1. 150.

A grass eating animal

Herbivorous

  1. 151.

Of animals feeding on grass and plants

Herbivorous

  1. 152.

Murder of a human being

Homicide

  1. 153.

A position for which no salary is paid

Honorary

  1. 154.

A post held without receiving salary

Honorary

  1. 155.

A post which doesn

Honorary

  1. 156.

Work for which no salary is paid

Honorary

  1. 157.

state of antagonism

Hostility

  1. 158.

One who feels sympathetic towards human beings

Humanitarian

  1. 159.

Assembly or parliament in which no party has got clear majority

Hung

  1. 160.

One who pretends to be what he is not

Hypocrite

  1. 161.

A person's peculiar habit

Idiosyncrasy

  1. 162.

Worship of idols

Idolatry

  1. 163.

That which is against law

Illegal

  1. 164.

A handwriting that cannot be read

Illegible

  1. 165.

That which cannot be read

Illegible

  1. 166.

That is prohibited by law

Illicit

  1. 167.

That which is considered wrong or unacceptable by prevailing social standards

Illicit

  1. 168.

A person who cannot read or write

Illiterate

  1. 169.

One who cannot read or write

Illiterate

  1. 170.

One who doesn't know how to read and write

Illiterate

  1. 171.

One who lives in a foreign country

Immigrant

  1. 172.

That which cannot be noticed

Imperceptible

  1. 173.

A person who remains unmoved and unaffected by other people's opinions, suggestions

Impervious

  1. 174.

That which cannot be practiced

Impracticable

  1. 175.

That which cannot be put into practice

Impracticable

  1. 176.

Incapable of being seized by attack

Impregnable

  1. 177.

That which is not likely to happen

Improbable

  1. 178.

That which is unlikely to happen

Improbable

  1. 179.

Without life

Inanimate

  1. 180.

A sound that cannot be heard

Inaudible

  1. 181.

A statement which cannot be understood

Incomprehensible

  1. 182.

Impossible to change

Incorrigible

  1. 183.

One who cannot be corrected

Incorrigible

  1. 184.

Something that cannot be corrected

Incorrigible

  1. 185.

That which cannot be believed

Incredible

  1. 186.

That which cannot be cured

Incurable

  1. 187.

One incapable of being tired

Indefatigable

  1. 188.

That which cannot be defended

Indefensible

  1. 189.

That which cannot be described

Indescribable

  1. 190.

Something that is essential and cannot be dispensed with

Indispensable

  1. 191.

That which cannot be avoided

Inevitable

  1. 192.

That which cannot be explained

Inexplicable

  1. 193.

A remedy which never fails

Infallible

  1. 194.

One who does not make mistakes

Infallible

  1. 195.

Murder of an infant

Infanticide

  1. 196.

The act of killing an infant

Infanticide

  1. 197.

The killing of an infant

Infanticide

  1. 198.

Something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned

Inflammable

  1. 199.

Something that quickly catches fire

Inflammable

  1. 200.

A method that cannot be imitated

Inimitable

  1. 201.

Something that cannot be imitated

Inimitable

  1. 202.

That which cannot be imitated

Inimitable

  1. 203.

That which cannot be satisfied

Insatiable

  1. 204.

Incapable of being dissolved in a liquid

Insoluble

  1. 205.

One who is unable to pay his debts

Insolvent

  1. 206.

One who dies without a Will

Intestate

  1. 207.

Looking into one

Introspection

  1. 208.

The action of looking back on past time

Introspection

  1. 209.

That which cannot be conquered

Invincible

  1. 210.

A thing that cannot be seen with human eyes

Invisible

  1. 211.

That which cannot be seen

Invisible

  1. 212.

That which cannot be hurt

Invulnerable

  1. 213.

Not applicable

Irrelevant

  1. 214.

Remarks which do not ally apply to the subject under discussion

Irrelevant

  1. 215.

A loss of damage that cannot be compensated

Irreparable

  1. 216.

That cannot be altered or withdrawn

Irrevocable

  1. 217.

That which cannot be changed

Irrevocable

  1. 218.

A man who is easily irritated

Irritable

  1. 219.

The area over which an official has control

Jurisdiction

  1. 220.

To take somebody away by force and hold him or her prisoner, usually for ransom

Kidnap

  1. 221.

That which is lawful

Legal

  1. 222.

The first speech made by a person

Maiden

  1. 223.

Handwritten book

Manuscript

  1. 224.

A cinema show which is held in the afternoon

Matinee

  1. 225.

Killer of one

Matricide

  1. 226.

Murder of a mother

Matricide

  1. 227.

Belonging to the Middle Ages

Medieval

  1. 228.

One who can do anything for money

Mercenary

  1. 229.

Somebody who works or serves only for personal profit

Mercenary

  1. 230.

One who hates mankind

Misanthrope

  1. 231.

Hater of mankind

Misanthropist

  1. 232.

A person who does not believe in the institution of marriage

Misogamist

  1. 233.

A person who hates women

Misogynist

  1. 234.

One who hates women

Misogynist

  1. 235.

Rule by the mob

Mobocracy

  1. 236.

A Government by a king or queen

Monarchy

  1. 237.

Practice of having one wife or husband

Monogamy

  1. 238.

Somebody or something with the same name as somebody or something else

Namesake

  1. 239.

One who is a newcomer

Neophyte

  1. 240.

A person with an evil reputation

Notorious

  1. 241.

One who is new to a trade or profession

Novice

  1. 242.

Science of coins or medals

Numismatics

  1. 243.

A thing no longer in use

Obsolete

  1. 244.

A Government by the few

Oligarchy

  1. 245.

A person who has power over all

Omnipotent

  1. 246.

All-powerful; possessing complete power and authority

Omnipotent

  1. 247.

One who is all powerful

Omnipotent

  1. 248.

One who is present everywhere

Omnipresent

  1. 249.

A person who knows everything

Omniscient

  1. 250.

One who knows everything

Omniscient

  1. 251.

An animal or a human being that eats any kind of food

Omnivorous

  1. 252.

That through which light cannot pass

Opaque

  1. 253.

One who looks on the bright side of things

Optimist

  1. 254.

A study of birds

Ornithology

  1. 255.

A place where orphans live

Orphanage

  1. 256.

A supposed cure for all diseases or problems

Panacea

  1. 257.

A person supported by another and giving him/her nothing in return

Parasite

  1. 258.

Murder of a father

Patricide

  1. 259.

One who has no money

Pauper

  1. 260.

One who goes on foot

Pedestrian

  1. 261.

One who looks on the dark side of things

Pessimist

  1. 262.

Very negative person

Pessimist

  1. 263.

Lover of mankind

Philanthropist

  1. 264.

One who loves mankind

Philanthropist

  1. 265.

One who does not care for art, literature etc

Philistine

  1. 266.

A study of the body

Physiology

  1. 267.

One who copies from other writers

Plagiarist

  1. 268.

A Government by the rich

Plutocracy

  1. 269.

Practice of having several husbands

Polyandry

  1. 270.

The custom of having more than one husband at a time

Polyandry

  1. 271.

Practice of having several wives

Polygamy

  1. 272.

The custom of having more than one wife at a time

Polygamy

  1. 273.

One who knows many languages

Polyglot

  1. 274.

A book published after the death of its author

Posthumas

  1. 275.

Medical examination of a dead body

Postmortem

  1. 276.

A short message added on to the end of a letter after the signature

Postscript

  1. 277.

Water fit for drinking

Potable

  1. 278.

An animal who preys on other animals

Predator

  1. 279.

Systematic study of election trends

Psephology

  1. 280.

To write under a different name

Pseudonym

  1. 281.

Murder of the king

Regicide

  1. 282.

One who speaks less

Reticent

  1. 283.

Violating the sanctity of a church

Sacrilege

  1. 284.

One who helps others Good

Samaritan

  1. 285.

An office with high salary but no work

Sinecure

  1. 286.

A person who imports or exports goods into or from a country secretly because they are illegal

Smuggler

  1. 287.

A drug or other substance that induces sleep

Soporific

  1. 288.

One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain

Stoic

  1. 289.

Murder of self

Suicide

  1. 290.

Words which have the same meaning

Synonyms

  1. 291.

One who believes in God

Theist

  1. 292.

That through which light can partly pass

Translucent

  1. 293.

That through which light can pass

Transparent

  1. 294.

One who changes sides

Turncoat

  1. 295.

One who always thinks himself to be ill

Valetudinarian

  1. 296.

One who damages public property

Vandal

  1. 297.

Somebody who does not eat flesh

Vegetarian

  1. 298.

A pardonable offense

Venial

  1. 299.

One who can throw his voice

Ventriloquist

  1. 300.

Somebody who is considerably experienced in something

Veteran

  1. 301.

One who works for free

Volunteer

  1. 302.

A study of animals

Zoology

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