One Word Substitution

Published On : 2019-07-08

ONE WORD SUBSTITUTION 

Abattoir

A building where animals are butchered

Abdication

An act of abdicating or renouncing the throne

Absolute

total and complete

Acoustics

The branch of physics concerned with the properties of sound

Acrophobia

An extreme or irrational fear of heights

Adamant

determined not to change your mind

Addict

a person who is unable to stop taking harmful drugs

Aerophobia

An irrational fear of fresh air or drafts of air

Agnostic

A  person who is not sure about God’s existence

Agoraphobia

An extreme or irrational fear of open or public places

Agoraphobia

a fear of being in public places where there are many other people

Alchemy

The medieval forerunner of chemistry

Algophobia

A phobia of pain

Allegory

A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one

Almanac

An annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables

Altophobia

An abnormal fear of heights

Amateur

A person who does a thing for pleasure or hobby and not as a profession

Ambidextrous

A person who can use either of the hands with ease

Amoral

not following any moral rules and not caring about right or wrong

Amphibian

A cold-blooded vertebrate animal that is born in water and breathes with gills

Anarchist

A person believes in or tries to bring about a state of lawlessness

Anarchy

A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems

Anchor

A person who presents a radio/television programme

Anorexia

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat

Anthropologist

One who studies the evolution of mankind

Apiary

A place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives

Aquarium

A building containing tanks of live fish of different species

Arbitrator

A person appointed by two parties to solve an existing dispute

Archives

A collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people

Arena

A place or scene of activity, debate, or conflict

Aristocracy

A form of government in which power is held by the nobility

Arsenal

A collection of weapons and military equipment

Arsonist

A person who willingly sets fire

Astronaut

A person who is trained to travel in a spacecraft

Asylum

An institution for the care of people who are mentally ill

Atheist

A person who does not believe in God

Auditor

A person who makes an official examination of accounts

Autocracy

A system of government by one person with absolute power

Autonomy

A self-governing country or region

Autophobia

Fear of being egotistical, being alone or isolated. Also called monophobia, isolophobia, or eremophobia

Aviary

A large cage, building, or enclosure for keeping birds in

Axiom

A statement or proposition on which an abstractly defined structure is based

Bale

A large bundle bound for storage or transport

Bathophobia

An abnormal and persistent fear of depths

Battery

A group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place

Bell

The sound of Deers

Belligerent

A nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law

Bellow

The sound of Alligators

Bevy

A large gathering of people of a particular type

Bibliophobia

Fear or hatred of books

Biopsy

An examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause, or extent of a disease

Blasphemy

The action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk

Bohemian

An unconventional way of living

Botany

The scientific study of the physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, distribution, classification, and economic importance of plants

Bouquet

An arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

Brood

A family of young animals

Bureaucracy

A system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives

Burrow

A hole or tunnel dug by a small animal, especially a rabbit, as a dwelling

Cache

A group of things that have been hidden in a secret place

Cache

A collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place

Cackle

The sound of Geese

Cacographer

One who is bad in spellings

Cacophobia

Fear of ugliness and things that are ugly

Calligrapher

A person who writes beautiful writing

Cannibal

One who feeds on human flesh

Caravan

A group of people, typically with vehicles or animals travelling together

Cartographer

A person who draws or produces maps

Casino

A public room or building where gambling games are played

Caucus

A closed political meeting

Caw

The sound of Crows

Cellophobia

An extreme fear about beauty

Cemetery

A large burial ground, especially one not in a churchyard

Centrophobia

A dislike of being in the centre

Chauffeur

A person employed to drive a private or hired car

Chauvinist

A person who is blindly devoted to an idea/ A person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism

Choreographer

A person who composes the sequence of steps and moves for a performance of dance

Chronobiology

The branch of biology concerned with cyclical physiological phenomena

Chronology

The arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence

Chronophobia

Fear of time

Claque

A group of followers hired to applaud at a performance

Claustrophobia

An extreme or irrational fear of confined places

Click

The sound of Dolphins

Clique

An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Cloakroom

A room in a public building where outdoor clothes or luggage may be left

Cluck

The sound of Hens

Compere

A person who introduces the performers or contestants in a variety show

Congregation

A group of worshippers

Connoisseur

A critical judge of any art and craft

Constellation

A series of stars

Contemporaries

Persons living at the same time

Convalescent

One who is recovering health after illness

Convent

a Christian community of nuns living together under monastic vows

Coquette

A girl/woman who flirts with man

Cortege

A funeral procession

Cortege

A solemn procession, especially for a funeral

Cosmopolitan

A person who regards the whole world as his country

Creak

The sound of Crickets

Creche

Nursery where babies and young children are cared for during the working day

Crematorium

A place where a dead person’s body is cremated

Croak

The sound of Frogs

Crusade

A vigorous campaign for political, social, or religious change

Curator

A keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection

Cynic

One who sneers at the beliefs of others

Cynophobia

Fear of dogs

Cynosure

One who is a centre of attraction

Cypher

A secret or disguised way of writing

Dactylology

The use of the fingers and hands to communicate and convey ideas

Debonair

A person having a sophisticated charm

Decanter

A stoppered glass container into which wine or spirit is decanted

Demagogue

A leader or orator who espoused the cause of the common people/ A leader who sways his followers by his oratory

Democracy

A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives

Demography

The study of statistics

Demonomania

A delusion of being possessed by evil spirits

Derelict

a person without a home, a job or property

Desolate

empty and without people, making you feel sad or frightened

Devious

behaving in a dishonest way

Dilettante

A dabbler (not serious) in art, science and literature

Dipsophobia

An abnormal and persistent fear of drinking alcohol

Dormitory

A large bedroom for a number of people in a school or institution

Drey

The nest of a squirrel, typically in the form of a mass of twigs in a tree

Drove

A herd or flock of animals being driven in a body

Edict

an official order or statement given by somebody in authority

Effeminate

A man who is womanish in his habits

Egotist

One who often talks of his achievements

Elegy

A poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead

Emigrant

Someone who leaves one country to settle in another

Ephemeral

Lasting for a very short time

Epicure

One who is for pleasure of eating and drinking

Epigraph

an engraved inscription

Epitaph

A phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died

Epithet

defamatory or offensive or abusive words

Ergophobia

An abnormal and persistent fear of work or finding employment

Exonerate

Release someone from a duty or obligation

Extempore

Spoken or done without preparation

Fanatic

One who is filled with excessive enthusiasm in religious matters

Fascist

a person who supports an attitude which is in favour of strong central government without any opposition

Fastidious

One hard to please (very selective in his habits)

Fatalist

One who believes in fate

Fatalist

a person who believes in fate

Filicide

Killing of one’s son or daughter

Florist

A person who sells and arranges cut flowers

Flotilla

A small fleet of ships or boats

Foeticide

Destruction or abortion of a fetus

Fratricide

Killing of one’s brother or sister

Fugitive

One who runs away from justice

Gamophobia

Fear of getting married, being in a relationship, or commitment

Genealogy

A line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor

Genius

a person who is unusually intelligent or who has a very high level of skill

Genocide

Killing of a large group of people

Genophobia

Physical or psychological fear of sexual relations or sexual intercourse

Geraphobia

Fear of old age

Gerontocracy

A state, society, or group governed by old people

Gibber

The sound of Monkeys

Gnosiophobia

Fear of knowledge

Gourmand

A lover of good food

Granary

A storehouse for threshed grain

Graphophobia

Fear of writing or handwriting

Gregarious

Fond of company

Grove

A small growth of trees without underbrush

Grunt

The sound of Camels

Gymnasium

A room or building equipped for gymnastics, games, and other physical exercise

Gynaephobia

Fear of women

Haemetophobia

Fear of disease

Hamlet

A community of people smaller than a village

Hangar

A large building with an extensive floor area, typically for housing aircraft.

Hedonophobia

An excessive fear or aversion to obtaining pleasure

Heliotherapy

The therapeutic use of sunlight

Henpeck

A person who is controlled by wife

Herd

A group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals

Heretic

A person who acts against religion

Highbrow

A person of intellectual or erudite tastes

Hodophobia

An irrational and intense fear of travel

Homicide

Killing of one person by another

Honk

The sound of Penguins

Honorary

Conferred as an honour

Hoot

The sound of Owls

Horde

A large group of people

Horticulture

The art or practice of garden cultivation and management

Hutch

A box or cage, typically with a wire mesh front, for keeping rabbits or other small domesticated animals

Hypochondriac

A patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments

Iconoclast

Someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

Imaginary

existing only in your mind

Immoral

Who behaves without moral principles

Immortal

that lives or lasts forever

Impregnable

A person who is incapable of being tampered with

Indefatigable

One who shows sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

Indelible

Making marks that cannot be removed

Inevitable

Certain to happen

Infallible

Incapable of making mistakes or being wrong

Infanticide

Killing of infants

Infirmary

A place in a large institution for the care of those who are ill

Insolvent

One who is unable to pay his debts

Interment

Burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb

Introvert

One who does not express himself freely

Inundation

the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land

Invigilator

One who supervises in the examination hall

Invocation

Call upon God or any other power like law for help or protection

Involution

the action of embracing something

Jurisprudence

The theory or philosophy of law

Kakistocracy

A state or country run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens

Kennel

A small shelter for a dog

Lair

A place where wild animal live

Lexicographer

A person who compiles dictionaries

Logophobia

An obsessive fear of words

Lunatic

A person who is mentally ill

Matricide

Killing of one’s mother

Menagerie

A collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition

Menemophobia

An extreme fear of wind or drafts

Mercenary

A person who primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics

Mint

A place where coins, medals, or tokens are made

Misanthrope

A person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society

Monarchy

A form of government with a monarch at the head

Monastery

A building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows

Moo

The sound of Cattle

Moral

concerned with principles of right and wrong behaviour

Morgue

A place where bodies are kept for identification

Mortuary

A room or building in which dead bodies are kept

Narcissist

Someone in love with himself

Narcissist

a person who has the habit of admiring himself too much

Nefarious

criminal

Neigh

The sound of Horses

Neocracy

Government by new or inexperienced hands

Nostalgia

A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past

Numismatist

One who collect coins as hobby

Nyctophobia

An extreme or irrational fear of the night or of darkness

Obituary

A news article that reports the recent death of a person

Obsolete

something no longer in use

Ochlocracy

Government by the populace

Odontology

The scientific study of the structure and diseases of teeth

Oligarchy

A small group of people having control of a country or organization

Orchard

A piece of enclosed land planted with fruit trees

Pacifist

a person who opposes war or use of military force

Panacea

A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases

Pantheism

A doctrine which identifies God with the universe

Paraphobia

a fear of other people when there is no evidence or reason for this

Parricide

Killing of a parent or other near relative

Patricide

Killing of one’s father

Pedantic

Excessively concerned with minor details or rules

Petrology

The branch of science concerned with the origin, structure, and composition of rocks

Pharamacophobia

Fear of medication

Philanthropist

A lover of mankind

Philogynist

A person who likes or admires women

Pipe

The sound of Nightingales

Plagiarism

The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own

Plutocracy

Government by the wealthy

Polyglot

A person who speaks more than one language

Posse

A temporary police force

Postmortem

An examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death

Potable

Safe to drink

Primitive

belonging to an early stage in the development of humans and animals

Psephologist

One who study the elections and trends in voting

Quack

The sound of Ducks

Radio jockey

One who presents a radio programme

Recluse

One who lives in solitude

Regalia

The emblems or insignia of royalty

Regicide

Action of killing a king

Reservoir

A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply

Revocation

the act of cancelling a law, etc

Rhetoric

The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing

Sacrilege

Violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred

Sanatorium

A room or building for sick children in a boarding school

Sarcastic

expressing or expressive of ridicule that hurts

Screech

The sound of Parrots

Scullery

A small kitchen or room at the back of a house used for washing dishes and another dirty household work

Sculptor

An artist who makes sculptures.

Scurrilous

severely abusive writing in journals

Seasoned

a person having a lot of experience of a particular activity.

Secular

Government not connected with religious or spiritual matters

Sheath

A close-fitting cover for the blade of a knife or sword

Shoal

A large number of fish swimming together

Sinecure

A position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit

Soliloquy

a dramatic speech or a monologue

Somnambulist

Someone who walks in sleep

Sororicide

Killing of one’s sister

Souvenir

A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event

Speculative

based on guessing/on opinions that have been formed without knowing all the facts

Squeak

The sound of Rats

Stoic

A person who is indifferent to the pains and pleasures of life

Suicide

Act of intentionally causing one’s own death

Surreptitious

stealthily or secretly done

Tannery

A place where animal hides are tanned

Termagant

A scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

Thanatophobia

Fear of death

Thearchy

A political system based on government of men by God

Torrent

A strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid

Triskaidekaphobia

Extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen

Trumpet

The sound of Elephants

Twitter

The sound of Birds

Utopia

An imaginary ideal society free of poverty and suffering

Uxoricide

Killing of one’s wife

Uxorious

A person who shows a great or excessive fondness for one’s wife

Venial

Denoting a sin that is not regarded as depriving the soul of divine grace

Verbatim

In exactly the same words as were used originally

Veteran

a person with a long experience of any occupation.

Villainous

very evil and unpleasant

Virtuoso

One who possesses outstanding technical ability in a particular art or field

Wardrobe

A large, tall cupboard in which clothes may be hung or stored

Whine

The sound of Mosquitoes

Xenophobia

a fear of people from other countries

Zoology

The scientific study of the behaviour, structure, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals

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