One Word Substitution


One Word Substitution

1. Able to use the left hand and right hand equally well – Ambidextrous

2. A man who hates marriage – Misogamist

3. A person who enters without any invitation – Intruder

4. The words with opposite meanings used together – Oxymoron

5. A person leaving his native country to settle in another – Emigrant

6. One who compiles a dictionary – Lexicographer

7. Too much official formality – Red tapism

8. One who devotes his life to the welfare and the interests of other people – Altruist

9. A person who opposes another – Antagonist

10. A person who does not want to see the realities of life and tries to escape – Escapist

11. A game in which in which no one wins – Drawn

12. What cannot be heard – Inaudible

13. One who knows many languages – Polyglot or multilingual

14. A place where everything is perfect – Utopia

15. A sweet music – Melody

16. A person who is pure and clean – Immaculate

17. To send back a person to one’s country – Repatriate

18. One who tends to take a hopeful view of life – Optimist

19. To be known for bad acts – Notorious

20. Instruments to measure atmospheric pressure – Barometer

21. One who pretends to be what he is not – Hypocrite

22. An official call to appear in a court of law – Summon

23. Murder of a brother – Fratricide

24. A list of items to be transacted at a meeting – Agenda

25. A continuous process of change is known as – Metamorphosis

26. Circular building or hall with a dome – Rotunda

27. An order requiring a person to attend a court – Subpoena

28. An extreme fear of being in a small confined place – Claustrophobia

29. Allowance due to a wife from her husband on separation – Alimony

30. Belonging to all parts of the world – Universal

31. Words of similar meaning – Synonyms

32. A speech delivered without previous preparation – Extempore

33. Study of heavenly bodies – Astronomy

34. To cut apart a person’s body – Mutilate

35. One who is filled with excessive and mistaken enthusiasm about his religion – Fanatic

36. An involuntary action under a stimulus is described as a – Reflex

37. The use of many words where only a few are necessary – Circumlocution

38. One who is a citizen not of a country but of the world – Cosmopolitan

39. An imaginary name assumed by an author for disguise – Pseudonym

40. A person who has no money to pay off his debts – Insolvent

41. A number of ships – Fleet

42. A test in which cells from diseased organs are removed and tested – Biopsy

43. A foreigner who settles in a country – Immigrant

44. Place that provides refuge – Asylum

45. Art of writing for newspapers and magazines – Journalism

46. Parts of a country behind the coast of a river bank – Hinterland

47. One who does not make mistakes – Infallible

48. A professional rider in horse races – Jockey

49. Words uttered impiously about God – Blasphemy

50. A person who is bad in spelling – Cacographist

51. A small room in a big house, hotel, ship etc. where glasses, dishes, spoons, food etc. are

kept – Pantry

52. Doing something according to one’s own free will – Voluntarily

53. A person who gambles or bets – Punter

54. An abandoned child of unknown parents who is found by somebody – Foundling

55. A written statement about someone’s character, usually provided by an employer – Testimonial

56. One who hates women – Misogynist

57. A raised passageway in a building – Walkway

58. One who cannot speak – Dumb

59. To look at someone in an angry or threatening way – Glower

60. Something that causes death – Fatal

61. A person who loves mankind – Philanthropist

62. One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views – Bigot

63. To confirm with the help of evidence – Corroborate

64. The time between midnight and noon- Ante – meridiem

65. Fear of height – Acrophobia

66. Feeling inside you which tells you what is right and what is wrong – Conscience

67. Loss of memory – Amnesia

68. A system of naming things – Nomenclature

69. A cure for all diseases – Panacea

70. A post with little work but high salary – Sinecure

71. A person who writes decoratively – Calligrapher

72. A woman with dark brown hair – Brunette

73. The action of looking within or into one’s own mind – Introspection

74. One who is a dabbler in Arts, Science or Literature – Dilettante

75. Still existing and known – Extant

76. The highest point – Zenith

77. Release of a prisoner from jail on certain terms and condition – Parole

78. To struggle helplessly – Flounder

79. A person who is talkative – Garrulous

80. One who cuts precious stones – Lapidist

81. Specialist of Kidney – Nephrologist

82. Thick skinned animal – Pachyderm

83. A person who is always dissatisfied – Malcontent

84. A funeral bell – Knell

85. Capable of being interpreted in two ways – Ambiguous


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