January 23, 2022

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500 Important One Word Substitutions

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One word can be used in place of many words in English language. The language can be made effective by speaking one word instead of many words in the English language. In English language, the meaning of a sentence can be determined by using one word in many words.

Here are some examples of one word for many words.

  1. A building where animals are butchered – Abattoir
  2. An act of abdicating or renouncing the throne – Abdication
  3. The branch of physics concerned with the properties of sound – Acoustics
  4. Items of additional material added at the end of a book or other publication – Addendum
  5. Urging or requesting (someone) solemnly or earnestly to do something – Adjure
  6. Indefinite and very long period of time – Aeon
  7. Sets of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty – Aesthetics
  8. One who is not sure about God’s existence – Agnostic
  9. Extreme physical or mental sufferings – Agony
  10. Japanese form of self-defence and martial art that uses locks, holds, throws, and the opponent’s own movements – Aikido
  11. Passages between rows of seats in a building such as a church or theatre, an aircraft, or train – Aisle
  12. The medieval forerunner of chemistry – Alchemy
  13. A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one – Allegory
  14. An annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables – Almanac
  15. Noisy arguments or disagreements, especially in public – Altercation
  16. One who does a thing for pleasure and not as a profession – Amateur
  17. One who can use either hand with ease – Ambidextrous
  18. Open to more than one interpretation, not having one obvious meaning – Ambiguous
  19. Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone – Ambivalent
  20. Impartial advisers to a court of law in a particular case – Amicus curiae
  21. Partial or total loss of memory – Amnesia
  22. A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that is born in water and breathes with gills – Amphibian
  23. A person who believes in or tries to bring about a state of lawlessness – Anarchist
  24. A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems – Anarchy
  25. A person who presents a radio/television programme – Anchor
  26. Persons who actively oppose or are hostile to someone or something. – Antagonist
  27. One who studies the evolution of mankind – Anthropologist
  28. Disappointing end to an exciting or impressive series of events – Anti-climax
  29. Collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality – Antique
  30. A place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives – Apiary
  31. Events involving destruction or damage on a catastrophic scale – Apocalypse
  32. Highest point in the development of something; a climax or culmination – Apogee
  33. Moral fables, especially one with animals as characters – Apologue
  34. A person who has changed his faith – Apostate
  35. The thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important – Appendage
  36. A building containing tanks of live fish of different species – Aquarium
  37. A person appointed by two parties to solve a dispute – Arbitrator
  38. Living in trees – Arboreal
  39. Extensive groups of islands – Archipelago
  40. A collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people – Archives
  41. A place or scene of activity, debate, or conflict – Arena
  42. A form of government in which power is held by the nobility – Aristocracy
  43. Fleet of warships – Armada
  44. Impressive display or range of a particular type of thing – Array
  45. Money that is owed and should have been paid earlier – Arrears
  46. A collection of weapons and military equipment – Arsenal
  47. A person who deliberately sets fire to a building – Arsonist
  48. One who leads an austere life – Ascetic
  49. Attacking on the reputation and integrity of someone or something – Aspersion
  50. A person who is trained to travel in a spacecraft – Astronaut
  51. An institution for the care of people who are mentally ill – Asylum
  52. One who does not believe in the existence of God – Atheist
  53. An action of making amends for a wrong or injury – Atonement
  54. One who makes an official examination of accounts – Auditor
  55. A system of government by one person with absolute power – Autocracy
  56. A self-governing country or region – Autonomy
  57. A large cage, building, or enclosure for keeping birds in – Aviary
  58. A statement or proposition on which an abstractly defined structure is based – Axiom
  59. The person who acts in a recklessly adventurous and often unscrupulous way, especially in business; A Pirate – Buccaneer
  60. A large bundle bound for storage or transport – Bale
  61. Friendly remarks and jokes – Banter
  62. Institutions, places, or persons strongly maintaining particular principles, attitudes, or activities – Bastion
  63. A group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place – Battery
  64. Giving somebody a signal using your finger or hand, especially to tell them to move nearer or to follow you – Beckon
  65. Very big and powerful companies or organizations – Behemoth
  66. The sound of Deer – Bell
  67. A nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law – Belligerent
  68. The sound of Alligators – Bellow
  69. Leaving (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will – Bequeath
  70. A large gathering of people of a particular type – Bevy
  71. Lists of the books referred to in a scholarly work ,typically printed as an appendix – Bibliography
  72. An examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease – Biopsy
  73. The action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk – Blasphemy
  74. Severe snowstorms with high winds; large quantity of things that may seem to be attacking you – Blizzard
  75. An unconventional style of living – Bohemian
  76. Large open-air fire used for burning rubbish or as part of a celebration – Bonfire
  77. An art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed varieties of trees and shrubs in pots – Bonsai
  78. The scientific study of the physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, distribution, classification, and economic importance of plants – Botany
  79. Money given as a reward – Bounty
  80. An arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present – Bouquet
  81. Ideas or inventions which are considered to be a particular person’s creation – Brainchild
  82. A family of young animals – Brood
  83. Late morning meals eaten instead of breakfast and lunch – Brunch
  84. A system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives – Bureaucracy
  85. A hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, especially a rabbit, as a dwelling – Burrow
  86. A group of things that have been hidden in a secret place – Cache
  87. The sound of Geese – Cackle
  88. One who is bad in spellings – Cacographer
  89. A person who writes beautiful writing – Calligrapher
  90. Mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together – Camaraderie
  91. Disguising of military personnel, equipment, and installations by painting or covering them to make them blend in with their surrounding – Camouflage
  92. One who feeds on human flesh – Cannibal
  93. A group of people, typically with vehicles or animals travelling together – Caravan
  94. Complete freedom to act as one wishes – Carte blanche
  95. A person who draws or produces maps – Cartographer
  96. A public room or building where gambling games are played – Casino
  97. Persons or things that cause a change – Catalyst
  98. Events causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster – Catastrophe
  99. A closed political meeting – Caucus
  100. The sound of Crows – Caw
  101. A large burial ground, especially one not in a churchyard – Cemetery
  102. Complete Disorder and confusion – Chaos
  103. A person employed to drive a private or hired car – Chauffeur
  104. A person who is blindly devoted to an idea/ A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism – Chauvinist
  105. Use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one’s purpose – Chicanery
  106. A person who composes the sequence of steps and moves for a performance of dance – Choreographer
  107. Illness persisting for a long time or constantly recurring – Chronic
  108. The branch of biology concerned with cyclical physiological phenomena – Chronobiology
  109. The arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence – Chronology
  110. Extreme self-confidence or audacity (usually used approvingly) – Chutzpah
  111. Secret or disguised ways of writing; a code – Cipher
  112. Quotations from or references to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work – Citation
  113. Climb or moving with difficulty or a lot of effort, using one’s hands and feet – Clamber
  114. A group of followers hired to applaud at a performance – Claque
  115. Kindness shown to somebody when they are being punished; willingness not somebody so severely – Clemency
  116. The sound of Dolphins – Click
  117. An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose – Clique
  118. A room in a public building where outdoor clothes or luggage may be left – Cloakroom
  119. The sound of Hens – Cluck
  120. Governments formed by two or more political parties working together – Coalition
  121. A person who introduces the performers or contestants in a variety show – Compere
  122. Feelings of guilt or regret – Compunction
  123. A group of worshippers – Congregation
  124. A critical judge of any art and craft – Connoisseur
  125. A series of stars – Constellation
  126. Persons living at the same time – Contemporaries
  127. Existing or happening in the same time period – Contemporary
  128. Outlines or outer edges of something – Contour
  129. Confusing or difficult problem – Conundrum
  130. One who is recovering health after illness – Convalescent
  131. a Christian community of nuns living together under monastic vows – Convent
  132. Ready to believe anything – Credulous
  133. A funeral procession – Cortege
  134. A person who regards the whole world as his country – Cosmopolitan
  135. Made to look like an exact copy of something in order to trick people – Counterfeit
  136. The sound of Crickets – Creak
  137. Nursery where babies and young children are cared for during the working day – Creche
  138. A place where a dead person’s body is cremated – Crematorium
  139. Gradual increase in noise. – Crescendo
  140. The sound of Frogs – Croak
  141. A vigorous campaign for political, social, or religious change – Crusade
  142. Difficult to understand; having or seeming to have a hidden meaning – Cryptic
  143. Food that is cooked in a particular way, style of cooking – Cuisine
  144. A keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection – Curator
  145. One who sneers at the beliefs of others – Cynic
  146. One who is a centre of attraction – Cynosure
  147. A secret or disguised way of writing – Cypher
  148. The use of the fingers and hands to communicate and convey ideas – Dactylology
  149. Moving or acting too slowly – Dawdle
  150. A person having a sophisticated charm – Debonair
  151. First time someone does in public or for the public – Debut
  152. A stoppered glass container into which wine or spirit is decanted – Decanter
  153. Mental states in which one is confused and not able to think or speak clearly; state of wild excitement and great happiness – Delirium
  154. Large amount of rain that suddenly falls in an area; large amount of things that come at the same time – Deluge
  155. A leader or orator who espoused the cause of the common people – Demagogue
  156. End or failure of an institution, an idea, a company, etc.; death of a person – Demise
  157. A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives – Democracy
  158. The study of statistics – Demography
  159. People who are extremely poor – Destitute
  160. An act of going or travelling to a place along a way that is different from the usual or planned way – Detour
  161. An angry and usually long speech or piece of writing that strongly criticizes someone or something – Diatribe
  162. Difference between two opposite things; a division into two opposite groups – Dichotomy
  163. Orders that must be followed – Diktat
  164. A dabbler (not serious) in art, science and literature – Dilettante
  165. Feelings of strong dislike or disapproval of someone or something you think does not deserve respect – Disdain
  166. Moving quickly to one side in order to avoid being hit by (someone or something) – Dodge
  167. A large bedroom for a number of people in a school or institution – Dormitory
  168. The nest of a squirrel, typically in the form of a mass of twigs in a tree – Drey
  169. A herd or flock of animals being driven in a body – Drove
  170. A man who is womanish in his habits – Effeminate
  171. Roughly made model of a person that is made in order to be damaged or destroyed as a protest – Effigy
  172. One who often talks of his achievements – Egotist
  173. People who can vote in an election – Electorate
  174. A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead – Elegy
  175. Government orders that limit trade in some way – Embargo
  176. Someone who leaves one country to settle in another – Emigrant
  177. Large amount of money that has been given to a school, hospital, etc., and that is used to pay for its creation and continuing support; person’s natural ability or talent – Endowment
  178. Lasting for a very short time – Ephemeral
  179. Parts of the earth’s surface that are directly above the place where an earthquake starts – Epicentre
  180. One who is for pleasure of eating and drinking – Epicure
  181. Inscriptions on a building, statue, or coin – Epigraph
  182. A phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died – Epitaph
  183. Examples that represent or express something very well – Epitome
  184. Periods of time that are very important in history – Epoch
  185. The Line notionally drawn on the earth, which is equidistant from the poles – Equator
  186. Days when day and night are of the same length – Equinox
  187. Limited to a small number of people – Esoteric
  188. Guiding beliefs of a person, group, or organization – Ethos
  189. Feelings of great happiness and excitement – Euphoria
  190. Lasting for a very short time – Evanescent
  191. Government departments that control public money – Exchequer
  192. Release someone from a duty or obligation – Exonerate
  193. Journeys especially by a group of people for a specific purpose – Expedition
  194. Spoken or done without preparation – Extempore
  195. One who is filled with excessive enthusiasm in religious matters – Fanatic
  196. Ideas about doing something that is far removed from normal reality – Fantasy
  197. One hard to please (very selective in his habits) – Fastidious
  198. One who believes in fate – Fatalist
  199. Events marked by festivities or celebration – Fiesta
  200. Killing of one’s son or daughter – Filicide
  201. Having a very noticeable quality that attracts a lot of attention – Flamboyant
  202. A person who sells and arranges cut flowers – Florist
  203. A small fleet of ships or boats – Flotilla
  204. Destruction or abortion of a foetus – Foeticide
  205. Killing of one’s brother or sister – Fratricide
  206. Not deserving serious attention – Frivolous
  207. One who runs away from justice – Fugitive
  208. An act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage – Gambit
  209. Range or series of related things – Gamut
  210. Journals or newspapers, especially the official one of .an organization or institution – Gazette
  211. A line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor – Genealogy
  212. Killing of a large group of people – Genocide
  213. A state, society, or group governed by old people – Gerontocracy
  214. Parts of cities in which members of a particular group or race live usually in poor conditions – Ghetto
  215. The sound of Monkeys – Gibber
  216. Having or showing a lot of violence and blood – Gory
  217. Sets of ideas that somebody believes in and tries to persuade others to accept – Gospel
  218. A lover of good food – Gourmand
  219. A storehouse for threshed grain – Granary
  220. Informal ways of spreading information or rumours through conversation – Grapevine
  221. Persons who lack experience and knowledge – Greenhorn
  222. Fond of company – Gregarious
  223. A small growth of trees without underbrush – Grove
  224. The sound of Camels – Grunt
  225. A room or building equipped for gymnastics, games, and other physical exercise – Gymnasium
  226. A community of people smaller than a village – Hamlet
  227. A large building with an extensive floor area, typically for housing aircraft. – Hangar
  228. Influence of One country or social group over another country or a group of people – Hegemony
  229. The therapeutic use of sunlight – Heliotherapy
  230. In a confused and careless way – Helter-Skelter
  231. A person who is controlled by wife – Henpeck
  232. A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals – Herd
  233. A person who acts against religion – Heretic
  234. A person of intellectual or erudite tastes – Highbrow
  235. An area that is not close to any cities or towns – Hinterland
  236. Killing of one person by another – Homicide
  237. The sound of Penguins – Honk
  238. Conferred as an honour – Honorary
  239. The sound of Owls – Hoot
  240. A large group of people – Horde
  241. The art or practice of garden cultivation and management – Horticulture
  242. A box or cage, typically with a wire mesh front, for keeping rabbits or other small domesticated animals – Hutch
  243. An action of marrying a person of a superior caste or class – Hypergamy
  244. Unusual or excessive concern about one’s health – Hypochondria
  245. A patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments – Hypochondriac
  246. Behaviour in which somebody pretends to have moral standards or opinions that they do not actually have – Hypocrisy
  247. Ideas or theories that are not proven but that leads to further study or discussion – Hypothesis
  248. Someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions – Iconoclast
  249. Unusual ways in which a particular person behaves or thinks – Idiosyncrasy
  250. Japanese flower arranging, that has strict formal rules – Ikebana
  251. Complex disputes or arguments – Imbroglio
  252. Who behaves without moral principles – Immoral
  253. Charging an important public figure with a serious crime – Impeach
  254. A person who is incapable of being tampered with – Impregnable
  255. Made or done without preparation – Impromptu
  256. Freedom from punishment, harm, or loss – Impunity
  257. Not intended or planned – Inadvertent
  258. Not capable of life – Inanimate
  259. Existing as a basic part of a person’s nature or character – Inbred
  260. The time at which something begins – Inception
  261. Continuing without stopping – Incessant
  262. Not able to be corrected or changed – Incorrigible
  263. One who shows sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality – Indefatigable
  264. Making marks that cannot be removed – Indelible
  265. Not producing the desired effect – Inefficacious
  266. Certain to happen – Inevitable
  267. Incapable of making mistakes or being wrong – Infallible
  268. Killing of infants – Infanticide
  269. Very strong attraction or admiration for someone or something – Infatuation
  270. The thing that is inappropriate, especially a remark or expression – Infelicity
  271. Conclusion or opinions that are formed because of known facts or evidence – Inference
  272. A place in a large institution for the care of those who are ill – Infirmary
  273. One who is unable to pay his debts – Insolvent
  274. Burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb – Interment
  275. Completely unwilling to change – Intransigent
  276. One who does not express himself freely – Introvert
  277. Persons who are not welcome or wanted in a place – Intruder
  278. Cause (someone or something) to receive or take in a large amount of things at the same time – Inundate
  279. Always or often happening or existing – Inveterate
  280. One who supervises in the examination hall – Invigilator
  281. Lines on a weather map that join places that have the same air pressure at a particular time – Isobar
  282. Lines on a weather map joining places having same temperature at a particular time – Isotherm
  283. Various forms in which the atoms of a chemical element can occur – Isotope
  284. The theory or philosophy of law – Jurisprudence
  285. A state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens – Kakistocracy
  286. A small shelter for a dog – Kennel
  287. A place where wild animal live – Lair
  288. Honor or fame given for some achievement – Laurel
  289. Treating something or someone with lack of seriousness or due respect – Levity
  290. A person who compiles dictionaries – Lexicographer
  291. In an uncertain or undecided state or condition – Limbo
  292. Centre of public attention – Limelight
  293. Humorous rhyming poem of five lines – Limerick
  294. Persons or things that are the most important part of an organization, a plan, etc, because everything else depends on them or it – Linchpin
  295. Brief time when an action or activity stops – Lull
  296. A person who is mentally ill – Lunatic
  297. Shiny quality of a surface that reflects light – Lustre
  298. Involving death or violence in a way that is strange, frightening, or unpleasant – Macabre
  299. Desire to cause harm to another person – Malice
  300. Original copies of a play, book, piece of music, etc., before those have been printed – Manuscript
  301. Persons who are killed or who suffer greatly for a religion, cause, etc. – Martyr
  302. Killing of one’s mother – Matricide
  303. Brief written messages or reports from one person or department in a company or organization to another – Memorandum
  304. A collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition – Menagerie
  305. Boring or unpleasant work that does not require special skill and usually does not pay much money – Menial
  306. A person who primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics – Mercenary
  307. Objects, activities, or ideas that are used as symbols of something else – Metaphor
  308. An activity or art of copying the behaviour or speech of other people – Mimicry
  309. A place where coins, medals, or tokens are made – Mint
  310. A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society – Misanthrope
  311. Names that are wrong or not proper or appropriate – Misnomer
  312. A form of government with a monarch at the head – Monarchy
  313. A building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows – Monastery
  314. The sound of Cattle – Moo
  315. A place where bodies are kept for identification – Morgue
  316. No longer active or effective; close to failure – Moribund
  317. Legal agreements in which a person borrows money to buy property (such as a house) and pays back the money over a period of years – Mortgage
  318. A room or building in which dead bodies are kept – Mortuary
  319. Dull and ordinary – Mundane
  320. Someone in love with himself – Narcissist
  321. Beginning to exist; recently formed or developed – Nascent
  322. The sound of Horses – Neigh
  323. Opponents or enemies that are very difficult to defeat – Nemesis
  324. Government by new or inexperienced hands – Neocracy
  325. Rules about the proper and polite way to communicate with other people when one is using the Internet – Netiquette
  326. Jobs, activities, etc., that are very suitable for someone – Niche
  327. Members of a group of people who move from place to place instead of living in one place all the time – Nomad
  328. A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past – Nostalgia
  329. One who collect coins as hobby – Numismatist
  330. Formal and serious promises to tell the truth or to do something – Oath
  331. A news article that reports the recent death of a person – Obituary
  332. Government by the populace – Ochlocracy
  333. The scientific study of the structure and diseases of teeth – Odontology
  334. A small group of people having control of a country or organization – Oligarchy
  335. Having complete or unlimited power – Omnipotent
  336. Knowing everything; having unlimited understanding or knowledge – Omniscient
  337. Very comfortable and expensive – Opulent
  338. A piece of enclosed land planted with fruit trees – Orchard
  339. Japanese art of folding paper into shapes that look like birds, animals, etc. – Origami
  340. Displaying wealth, knowledge, etc., in a way that is meant to attract attention, admiration, or envy – Ostentatious
  341. Excluding (someone) from a group – Ostracize
  342. Enthusiastic clapping by an audience as a sign of their approval – Ovation
  343. A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases – Panacea
  344. Lots of energy and style – Panache
  345. A doctrine which identifies God with the universe – Pantheism
  346. Objects that are used to do a particular activity or are of a particular kind. – Paraphernalia
  347. Language used by a particular group of people – Parlance
  348. Killing of a parent or other near relative – Parricide
  349. Qualities of being very unwilling to spend money – Parsimony
  350. Killing of one’s father – Patricide
  351. An art, science, or profession of teaching – Pedagogy
  352. Excessively concerned with minor details or rules – Pedantic
  353. The treatment to improve the appearance and health of the feet or toenails – Pedicure
  354. The branch of science concerned with the origin, structure, and composition of rocks – Petrology
  355. A lover of mankind – Philanthropist
  356. A person who likes or admires women – Philogynist
  357. Seats for passengers on a motorcycle – Pillion
  358. The sound of Nightingales – Pipe
  359. Measures designed merely to humour or placate someone – Placebo
  360. The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own – Plagiarism
  361. Government by the wealthy – Plutocracy
  362. A person who speaks more than one language – Polyglot
  363. A temporary police force – Posse
  364. Happening, done, or published after someone’s death – Posthumous
  365. An examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death – Post-mortem
  366. Safe to drink – Potable
  367. Introduction to a book or speech – Preface
  368. Giving or being a sign of (something that will happen or develop in the future) – Presage
  369. Reasons that you give to hide your real reason for doing something – Pretext
  370. Based on what is known or seen when something is first considered or dealt with – Prima facie
  371. Of, belonging to, or seeming to come from an early time in the very ancient past – Primitive
  372. Delay doing something until a later time because one does not want to do it, because one is lazy – Procrastinate
  373. Young Person who are usually talented in some way – Prodigy
  374. Doctor’s opinion about how someone will recover from an illness or injury – Prognosis
  375. Ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc. – Propaganda
  376. Main characters in a novel, play, movie, etc. – Protagonist
  377. One who study the elections and trends in voting – Psephologist
  378. Very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct and accurate way – Punctilious
  379. Having a strong, sharp taste or smell – Pungent
  380. The sound of Ducks – Quack
  381. Most successful or powerful group of people – Quintessence
  382. Something that is not very practical or realistic – Quixotic
  383. One who presents a radio programme – Radio Jockey
  384. In a very bad condition and needing to be repaired – Ramshackle
  385. Partial refunds to someone who has paid too much for tax, rent, or a utility – Rebate
  386. Refusing (something, such as an offer or suggestion) in a rude way – Rebuff
  387. Giving a brief summary of something – Recapitulate
  388. Periods of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activities are reduced – Recession
  389. One who lives in solitude – Recluse
  390. The emblems or insignia of royalty – Regalia
  391. Action of killing a king – Regicide
  392. To feel or look young, healthy, or energetic again – Rejuvenate
  393. Not showing enough care and attention – Remiss
  394. Feeling of being sorry for doing something bad or wrong in the past – Remorse
  395. Indirect and usually bad results of an action or event that may happen some time afterwards – Repercussion
  396. Exact or very close copy of something – Replica
  397. A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply – Reservoir
  398. Able to become strong, healthy, or successful in spite of numerous difficulties. – Resilient
  399. An act of returning something that was lost or stolen to its owner – Restitution
  400. Bringing (someone who is unconscious, not breathing, or close to death) back to a conscious or active state again – Resuscitate
  401. Not willing to tell people about things – Reticent
  402. Saying that something you said or wrote is not true or correct – Retract
  403. Movements away from a place or situation especially because it is dangerous, unpleasant, etc.; place that is quiet and private – Retreat
  404. Effective from a particular date in the past – Retrospective
  405. Honor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something) – Reverence
  406. The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing – Rhetoric
  407. Not strong or stable and likely to break – Rickety
  408. A very Lengthy and complicated procedure – Rigmarole
  409. Used in reference to luxurious accommodations – Ritz
  410. Searching for something especially by moving and looking through the contents of a place – Rummage
  411. Periods of time during which someone does not work at his or her regular job and is able to rest, travel, do research, etc. – Sabbatical
  412. An act of destroying or damaging something deliberately so that it does not work correctly – Sabotage
  413. Violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred – Sacrilege
  414. Long and complicated series of events – Saga
  415. A room or building for sick children in a boarding school – Sanatorium
  416. An ability to stay calm in difficult or dangerous situations – Sangfroid
  417. Use of words that mean the opposite of what one really wants to say especially in order to insult someone, to show irritation, or to be funny – Sarcasm
  418. Humour that shows the weaknesses or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc. – Satire
  419. Enjoy (something) for a long time Savour
  420. Persons who are unfairly blamed for something that others have done – Scapegoat
  421. The sound of Parrots – Screech
  422. A small kitchen or room at the back of a house used for washing dishes and another dirty household work – Scullery
  423. An artist who makes sculptures. – Sculptor
  424. Government not connected with religious or spiritual matters – Secular
  425. Not doing or involving much physical activities – Sedentary
  426. A close-fitting cover for the blade of a knife or sword – Sheath
  427. A large number of fish swimming together – Shoal
  428. Operations in which police or other forces surround a building and cut off supplies, with the aim of forcing an armed person to surrender – Siege
  429. Regular period of sleep or rest in the afternoon in some hot countries – Siesta
  430. A position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit – Sinecure
  431. Looking for private information about someone or something – Snoop
  432. Someone who walks in sleep – Somnambulist
  433. Killing of one’s sister – Sororicide
  434. A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event – Souvenir
  435. Happening often but not regularly; not constant or steady – Sporadic
  436. Very dirty and unpleasant, immoral or dishonest – Squalid
  437. Cry very loudly and noisily – Squall
  438. The sound of Rats – Squeak
  439. Wise, skilled, and respected government leaders – Statesman
  440. A person who is indifferent to the pains and pleasures of life – Stoic
  441. A string and critical instruction restricting someone from doing something – Stricture
  442. Condition in which someone is not able to think normally because of being drunk, drugged, tired, etc. – Stupor
  443. Defeating and gaining control of (someone or something) by the use of force – Subjugate
  444. Using tricks especially to hide, avoid, or get something – Subterfuge
  445. Die because one is unable to breathe – Suffocate
  446. Rights to vote in an election – Suffrage
  447. Act of intentionally causing one’s own death – Suicide
  448. Qualities of being very similar or equal – Symmetry
  449. Worshiping Place (Temple) for Jews. – Synagogue
  450. Increased effectiveness that results when two or more people or businesses work together – Synergy
  451. Tending to be quiet; not speaking frequently – Taciturn
  452. Objects (such as a ring or stone) that is believed to have magic powers and to cause good things to happen to the person who has it – Talisman
  453. A place where animal hides are tanned – Tannery
  454. Very determined to do something – Tenacious
  455. Beliefs or ideas that are very important to a group – Tenet
  456. Lack of solidity or substance; thinness – Tenuity
  457. A scolding nagging bad-tempered woman – Termagant
  458. A political system based on government of men by God – Thearchy
  459. Hitting (someone or something) very hard with a stick, whip, etc – Thrash
  460. Managing or using money in a careful or wise way – Thrifty
  461. Feelings or showing a lack of courage or confidence – Timid
  462. Features (such as mountains and rivers) in an area of land – Topography
  463. A strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid – Torrent
  464. Quiet and peaceful – Tranquil
  465. Crime of trying to overthrow one’s country’s government or of helping one’s country’s enemies during war – Treason
  466. Series of three novels, movies, etc., that are closely related and involve the same characters or themes – Trilogy
  467. Easily annoyed or angered and likely to argue – Truculent
  468. The sound of Elephants – Trumpet
  469. Very complicated and difficult to understand – Turgid
  470. The sound of Birds – Twitter
  471. Cruel and unfair treatment by people with power over others – Tyranny
  472. Seeming to be seen everywhere – Ubiquitous
  473. Major changes or a period of change that causes a lot of conflict, confusion, anger, etc. – Upheaval
  474. Made to be useful rather than to be decorative or comfortable – Utilitarian
  475. An imaginary ideal society free of poverty and suffering – Utopia
  476. Killing of one’s wife – Uxoricide
  477. A person who shows a great or excessive fondness for one’s wife – Uxorious
  478. Not clear in meaning; stated in a way that is general and not specific – Vague
  479. Changing direction quickly or suddenly – Veer
  480. An act of punishing or harming somebody in return for what they have done to you your family or friends – Vengeance
  481. Denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace – Venial
  482. In exactly the same words as were used originally – Verbatim
  483. Able to do many different things – Versatile
  484. Experienced or felt by watching, hearing about, or reading about someone else rather than by doing something yourself – Vicarious
  485. Bad or immoral behaviour or habits – Vice
  486. An area around or near a particular place – Vicinity
  487. Unwelcome change of fortune or circumstances. – Vicissitude
  488. Saying or writing very harsh and critical things about (someone or something) – Vilify
  489. Morally good behaviour or character – Virtue
  490. One who possesses outstanding technical ability in a particular art or field – Virtuoso
  491. Seeming like real life because it is very clear, bright, or detailed, very bright in color – Vivid
  492. Expressing feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way – Vociferous
  493. Likely to change in a very sudden or extreme way likely to become dangerous or out of control – Volatile
  494. Opinions or beliefs of the majority – Vox populi
  495. Persons who are in charge of or takes care of something – Warden
  496. A large, tall cupboard in which clothes may be hung or stored – Wardrobe
  497. The sound of Mosquitoes – Whine
  498. An arrangement of leaves, flowers, fruits, etc., in the shape of a circle that is used for decoration – Wreath
  499. Feeling a strong desire – Yearn
  500. The scientific study of the behaviour, structure, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals – Zoology

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