January 23, 2022

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100 One Word Substitution – English Learning

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English Language section is an important and high scoring sections of all the Bank, Insurance, SSC, Railway and other Government Exams like SBI PO, SBI Clerk, LIC AAO, SSCCGL, SSC CPO, SSC CHSL, RRB JE, RRB ALP, etc.

In all the Bank and Government exams, every mark counts and even 1 mark can be the difference between success and failure. Therefore, to help you get these important marks we also have created a list of 500 Important One Word
Substitutions.

Hence it becomes very important for all the candidates to be aware about all the important One Word Substitutions.

For the soundness of the language, the seriousness of the expressions and the agile style, it is necessary that the writer should exercise restraint in the use of words (phrases), so that he can express the detailed thoughts or feelings in just one word.

Example – The word ‘widow’ would be good in place of the word group ‘Woman whose husband is dead’.

Below is the list of top 100 important one word substitution list:

  1. A bicycle for two or more people – Tandem
  2. A body of persons appointed to hear evidence or judge and give their verdict (decision) – Jury
  3. A brief or a short stay at a place – Sojourn
  4. A broad road bordered with trees – Boulevard
  5. A building in which aircraft are housed – Hanger
  6. A building where an audience sits – Auditorium
  7. A child born after death of his father – Posthumous
  8. A collection of slaves – Coffle
  9. A decorative ring of flowers and leaves – Wreath
  10. A den for small animals – Hutch
  11. A disease that affects a large number of people in an area at the same time – Epidemic
  12. A disease which is spread by direct contact – Contagious
  13. A doctor who specializes in the eye diseases of the eyes – Ophthalmologist
  14. A doctor who treats children – Paediatrician
  15. A dramatic performance – Masque
  16. A drawing on transparent paper – Transparency
  17. A figure of speech by which a thing is spoken of as being that which it only resembles – Simile
  18. A fixed orbit in space in relation to earth – Geo-stationary
  19. A former student of a school, college or university – Alumnus
  20. A four footed animal – Quadruped
  21. A four-wheeled carriage for a baby, pushed by a person on foot – Pram
  22. A game in which no one wins – Draw
  23. A general pardon of offenders – Amnesty
  24. A geometrical figure with eight sides – Octagon
  25. A government by officials – Bureaucracy
  26. A group of girls – Bevy
  27. A group of three powerful people – Triumvirate
  28. A guide-post pointing out the way for a place – finger-post
  29. A heavy continuous fall of rain – Downpour
  30. A humorous drawing dealing with current events or politics – Cartoon
  31. A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes – Wag
  32. A large number of fish swimming together – Shoal
  33. A large sleeping-room with many beds – Dormitory
  34. A light sailing boat built specially for racing – Yacht
  35. A list of books and writings of one author or one subject – Bibliography
  36. A list of books available in a library – Catalogue
  37. A list of passengers and luggage – Waybill
  38. A low-area storm with high winds rotating about a centre of low atmospheric pressure – Cyclone
  39. A man having no hair on scalp – Bald
  40. A man of lax moral – Licentious
  41. A man who does not know how to read or write – Illiterate
  42. A man who knows a lot about things like food, music and art – Connoisseur
  43. A man who waste his money on luxury – Extravagant
  44. A man with abnormal habits – Eccentric
  45. A medicine to nullify the effect of poison – Antidote
  46. A method which never fails – Infallible
  47. A mild or indirect expression substituted for an offensive or harsh one – Euphemism
  48. A mournful poem or a song – Elegy
  49. A narrow stretch of land connecting two large bodies of land – Isthmus
  50. A notice of a person’s death – Obituary
  51. A number of stars grouped together – Constellation
  52. A paper written by hand – Manuscript
  53. A part of a word that can be pronounced separately – Syllable
  54. A person coming to a foreign land to settle there – Immigrant
  55. A person devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine food and drink – Epicurean
  56. A person eighty years of age – Octogenarian
  57. A person in a vehicle or on horseback escorting another vehicle – Outrider
  58. A person interested in collecting, studying and selling of old things – Antiquarian
  59. A person interested in reading books and nothing else – Book-worm
  60. A person not sure of the existence of God – Agnostic
  61. A person of good understanding knowledge and reasoning power – Intellectual
  62. A person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions – Cynic
  63. A person who breaks into houses in order to steal – Burglar
  64. A person who brings goods illegally into the country – Smuggler
  65. A person who devotes his/her life for the welfare of others – Altruist
  66. A person who does not believe in any religion – Pagan
  67. A person who gambles or bets – Punter
  68. A person who helps even a stranger in difficulty – Samaritan
  69. A person who insists on something – Stickler
  70. A person who is always hopeful and looks upon the brighter side of things – Optimist
  71. A person who is fluent in two languages – Bilingual
  72. A person who is greatly respected because of wisdom – Venerable
  73. A person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs – Martyr
  74. A person who is skilled in horsemanship – Equestrian
  75. A person who is unable to pay debts – Insolvent
  76. A person who is well known in an unfavourable way – Notorious
  77. A person who is working in the same institution – Colleague
  78. A person who kills somebody especially for political reasons – Assassin
  79. A person who knows many foreign languages – Linguist
  80. A person who lives by himself – Recluse
  81. A person who loves mankind – Philanthropist
  82. A person who never takes alcoholic drinks – Teetotaller
  83. A person who opposes war or use of military force – Pacifist
  84. A person who pretends to be what he is not – Imposter
  85. A person who supports or speaks in favour of something – Advocate
  86. A person who thinks only about himself and not about others needs – Egocentric
  87. A person who travels to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion – Pilgrim
  88. A person who tries to deceive people by claiming to be able to do wonderful things – Trickster
  89. A person who writes decoratively – Calligrapher
  90. A person with a long experience of any occupation – Veteran
  91. A person without training or experience in a skill or subject – Novice
  92. A person worship only one God – Monotheist
  93. A person’s peculiar habit – Idiosyncrasy
  94. A picture of a person or a thing drawn in such a highly exaggerated manner to cause a laughter – Caricature
  95. A place of good climate for invalids – Sanatorium
  96. A place of permanent residence – Domicile
  97. A place where all religions are honoured – Secular
  98. A place where bees are kept – Apiary
  99. A place where birds are kept – Aviary
  100. A place where clothes are kept – Wardrobe

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