20. One Word Substitution

20. One Word Substitution



1.       A book published after the death of its author           Posthumas
2.       A book written by an unknown author           Anonymous
3.       A cinema show which is held in the afternoon            Matinee
4.       A citizen of the world             Cosmopolite
5.       A contagious disease which spreads over a huge area             Epidemic
6.       A drug or other substance that induces sleep             Soporific
7.       A flesh eating animal              Carnivorous
8.       A game in which neither party wins Draw
9.       A game in which no one wins             Draw
10.   A game or batter in which neither party wins              Drawn/ Tie
11.   A Government by a king or queen   Monarchy
12.   A Government by one           Autocracy
13.   A Government by the few   Oligarchy
14.   A Government by the Nobles            Aristocracy
15.   A Government by the officials           Bureaucracy
16.   A Government by the people            Democracy
17.   A Government by the rich         Plutocracy
18.   A Government by the rich   Plutocracy
19.   A grass eating animal              Herbivorous
20.   A great lover of books           Bibliophile
21.   A handwriting that cannot be read   Illegible
22.   A land animal that breeds in water   Amphibian
23.   A letter, poem etc. whose author is unknown            Anonymous
24.   A life history written by oneself        Autobiography
25.   A life history written by somebody else         Biography
26.   A list of books            Catalogue
27.   A list of names, books etc.   Catalogue
28.   A loss of damage that cannot be compensated          Irreparable
29.   A man devoid of kind feeling and sympathy                Callous
30.   A man who has too much enthusiasm for his own religion         Fanatic
31.   A man who has too much enthusiasm for his own religion    Fanatic
32.   A man who is easily irritated               Irritable
33.   A medicine that kills germs  Germicide
34.   A medicine that prevents decomposing        Antiseptic
35.   A medicine to counteract the effect of another medicine     Antidote
36.   A member of the middle class            Bourgeois
37.   A method that cannot be imitated   Inimitable
38.   A pardonable offense            Venial
39.   A person appointed by parties to settle the disputes between them               Arbitrator
40.   A person difficult to please  Fastidious
41.   A person liable to be called to account for his action                Answerable
42.   A person supported by another and giving him/her nothing in return              Parasite
43.   A person who always thinks of himself; somebody who is selfish or self-centered    Egotist
44.   A person who attacks first   Aggressor
45.   A person who believes easily whatever he is told         Credulous
46.   A person who believes easily whatever he is told     Credulous
47.   A person who believes in fate            Fatalist
48.   A person who believes that all events are pre-determined  Fatalist
49.   A person who cannot read or write Illiterate
50.   A person who does not believe in the institution of marriage              Misogamist
51.   A person who has power over all      Omnipotent
52.   A person who hates women               Misogynist
53.   A person who imports or exports goods into or from a country secretly because they are illegal         Smuggler
54.   A person who is above hundred years           Centenarian
55.   A person who knows everything      Omniscient
56.   A person who loves every body        Altruist
57.   A person who readily believes whatever is told to him/her. Credulous
58.   A person who remains unmoved and unaffected by other people’s opinions, suggestions    Impervious

59.   A person who rides on horse-back   Equestrian
60.   A person who speaks two languages              Bilingual
61.   A person with an evil reputation       Notorious
62.   A person’s peculiar habit      Idiosyncrasy
63.   A place where orphans live Orphanage
64.   A place where weapons and ammunitions are stored             Arsenal
65.   A position for which no salary is paid               Honorary
66.   A post held without receiving salary                Honorary
67.   A post which doesn                Honorary
68.   A remedy which never fails Infallible
69.   A sentence whose meaning is unclear            Ambiguous
70.   A short message added on to the end of a letter after the signature                Postscript
71.   A shortened form of a word or phrase           Abbreviation
72.   A sound that cannot be heard            Inaudible
73.   A speech delivered without any previous preparation            Extempore
74.   A speech or a presentation made without previous preparation        Extempore
75.   A state of perfect balance    Equilibrium
76.   A statement which cannot be understood   Incomprehensible
77.   A study of ancient things         Archaeology
78.   A study of ancient things      Archaeology
79.   A study of animals   Zoology
80.   A study of birds        Ornithology
81.   A study of derivation of words           Etymology
82.   A study of man         Anthropology
83.   A study of man         Anthropology
84.   A study of races        Ethnology
85.   A study of the body                Physiology
86.   A supposed cure for all diseases or problems              Panacea
87.   A thing no longer in use        Obsolete
88.   A thing that cannot be seen with human eyes         Invisible
89.   A thing that cannot be seen with human eyes            Invisible
90.   A thing that is fit to be eaten              Edible
91.   A word opposite in meaning to another        Antonym
92.   Absence of government       Anarchy
93.   All-powerful; possessing complete power and authority       Omnipotent
94.   An absolute government by one man            Autocracy
95.   An animal or a human being that eats any kind of food           Omnivorous
96.   An animal who preys on other animals           Predator
97.   An assembly of hearers at a lecture or concert           Audience
98.   An exact copy         Facsimile
99.   An exact copy            Facsimile
100.            An office with high salary but no work    Sinecure
101.            Anything that leads to death      Fatal
102.            Assembly or parliament in which no party has got clear majority                Hung
103.            Belonging or pertaining to an individual from birth         Congenital
104.            Belonging or pertaining to an individual from birth            Congenital
105.            Belonging to the Middle Ages    Medieval
106.            Belonging to the same period of time     Contemporary
107.            Celebration of a hundredth year, once  Centenary
108.            Cut off the head               Behead
109.            Destroy or get rid of something completely         Eradicate
110.            Do away with wholly      Abolish
111.            Free somebody from blame or guilt        Exonerate
112.            General pardon for political offenders   Amnesty
113.            General pardon                Amnesty
114.            Government by officials               Bureaucracy
115.            Government by the nobles         Aristocracy
116.            Government by the officials       Bureaucracy
117.            Government by the people        Democracy
118.            Handwritten book           Manuscript
119.            Hard but liable to be easily broken           Brittle
120.            Hater of mankind         Misanthropist
121.            Hater of mankind             Misanthropist
122.            Having opposing feelings              Ambivalent
123.            Impossible to change     Incorrigible
124.            Incapable of being dissolved in a liquid   Insoluble
125.            Incapable of being seized by attack         Impregnable
126.            Inscription on a tombstone         Epitaph
127.            Killer of one        Matricide
128.            Liable to be called to account      Accountable
129.            Life story of a man written by himself     Autobiography
130.            Life story of a man written by other        Biography
131.            Looking into one              Introspection
132.            Lover of mankind             Philanthropist
133.            Medical examination of a dead body      Postmortem
134.            Men living in the same age          Contemporary
135.            Misappropriation of money         Embezzlement
136.            Misappropriation of money        Embezzlement
137.            Murder of a father          Patricide
138.            Murder of a human being            Homicide
139.            Murder of a mother       Matricide
140.            Murder of an brother    Fratricide
141.            Murder of an infant        Infanticide
142.            Murder of self   Suicide
143.            Murder of the king          Regicide
144.            Not applicable   Irrelevant
145.            Of a man or animal that feeds on its own species              Cannibal
146.            Of a man showing feminine attributes   Effeminate
147.            Of a person extremely desirous of money           Avaricious
148.            of a person who can use both hands equally well              Ambidextrous
149.            Of a person who cannot be pleased easily            Fastidious
150.            Of a person who easily believes whatever is told to him                Credulous
151.            Of animals feeding on flesh         Carnivorous
152.            Of animals feeding on grass and plants  Herbivorous
153.            Of animals living in flocks              Gregarious
154.            Of manners more like those of a woman than a man       Effeminate
155.            One incapable of being tired       Indefatigable
156.            One who always thinks himself to be ill  Valetudinarian
157.            One who believes in fate             Fatalist
158.            One who believes in God             Theist
159.            One who calculates premium     Actuary
160.            One who can do anything for money         Mercenary
161.            One who can do anything for money      Mercenary
162.            One who can make himself at home in all countries         Cosmopolitan
163.            One who can make himself at home in all countries         Cosmopolitan
164.            One who can speak two languages          Bilingual
165.            One who can throw his voice      Ventriloquist
166.            One who cannot be corrected   Incorrigible
167.            One who cannot read or write   Illiterate
168.            One who changes sides                Turncoat
169.            One who copies from other writers         Plagiarist
170.            One who copies from other writers         Plagiarist
171.            One who damages public property          Vandal
172.            One who dies without a Will       Intestate
173.            One who does not believe in the existence of God          Atheist
174.            One who does not care for art, literature etc      Philistine
175.            One who does not make mistakes           Infallible
176.            One who does something not professionally but for pleasure     Amateur
177.            One who doesn’t know how to read and write  Illiterate
178.            One who doubts the existence of god         Agnostic
179.            One who doubts the existence of god   Agnostic
180.            One who eats too much               Glutton
181.            One who feels sympathetic towards human beings         Humanitarian
182.            One who goes on foot         Pedestrian
183.            One who goes on foot   Pedestrian
184.            One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views       Bigot
185.            One who has no money                Pauper
186.            One who has strange habits        Eccentric
187.            One who hates mankind         Misanthrope
188.            One who hates mankind              Misanthrope
189.            One who hates women         Misogynist
190.            One who hates women                Misogynist
191.            One who helps others Good       Samaritan
192.            One who is a newcomer               Neophyte
193.            One who is all powerful                Omnipotent
194.            One who is difficult to please     Fastidious
195.            One who is easily deceived         Gullible
196.            One who is fond of sensuous pleasures                Epicure
197.            One who is greedy for money         Avaricious
198.            One who is greedy for money    Avaricious
199.            One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain           Stoic
200.            One who is new to a trade or profession               Novice
201.            One who is not easily pleased         Fastidious
202.            One who is not easily pleased    Fastidious
203.            One who is out to subvert a government         Anarchist
204.            One who is out to subvert a government              Anarchist
205.            One who is present everywhere              Omnipresent
206.            One who is qualifies for election               Eligible
207.            One who is quite like a woman  Effeminate
208.            One who is recovering from illness          Convalescent
209.            One who is unable to pay his debts        Insolvent
210.            One who is unable to pay his debts         Insolvent
211.            One who is unmarried         Celibate
212.            One who is unmarried   Celibate
213.            One who knows everything        Omniscient
214.            One who knows many languages         Polyglot
215.            One who knows many languages             Polyglot
216.            One who lives in a foreign country           Immigrant
217.            One who looks on the bright side of things          Optimist
218.            One who looks on the dark side of things         Pessimist
219.            One who looks on the dark side of things             Pessimist
220.            One who loves books    Bibliophile
221.            One who loves mankind               Philanthropist
222.            One who makes an official examination of accounts        Auditor
223.            One who pretends to be what he is not                Hypocrite
224.            One who pursues some art or sport as hobby     Amateur
225.            One who questions everything         Cynic
226.            One who questions everything Cynic
227.            One who speaks less      Reticent
228.            One who thinks only for oneself, a person who is selfish, self absorbed and self centered            Egoist
229.            One who thinks only of himself Egoist
230.            One who thinks only of welfare of women         Feminist
231.            One who thinks only of welfare of women          Feminist
232.            One who works for free               Volunteer          
233.            People living at the same time   Contemporaries
234.            People of noble families or the highest social class           Aristocracy
235.            People who work together         Colleagues
236.            Person who rides on horse-back               Equestrian
237.            Persons living in the same age   Contemporaries
238.            Practice of having one wife or husband Monogamy
239.            Practice of having several husbands        Polyandry
240.            Practice of having several wives                Polygamy
241.            Practice of having two wives or husbands             Bigamy
242.            Recovering from illness Convalescent
243.            Remarks which do not ally apply to the subject under discussion               Irrelevant
244.            Rule by the mob               Mobocracy
245.            Science of coins or medals           Numismatics
246.            Science of origin of universe       Cosmology
247.            Somebody or something with the same name as somebody or something else  Namesake
248.            Somebody who doesn  Vegetarian
249.            somebody who eats human flesh            Cannibal
250.            Somebody who is considerably experienced in something           Veteran
251.            Somebody who works or serves only for personal profit               Mercenary
252.            Something said or done without preparation      Extempore
253.            Something that cannot be corrected       Incorrigible
254.            Something that cannot be imitated         Inimitable
255.            Something that has been determined beforehand          Foregone
256.            Something that is essential and cannot be dispensed with            Indispensable
257.            Something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned         Inflammable
258.            Something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned          Inflammable
259.            Something that quickly catches fire         Inflammable
260.            Spoken or done without preparation      Extempore
261.            state of antagonism        Hostility
262.            Statements open to more than interpretation   Ambiguous
263.            Study of environment   Ecology
264.            Systematic study of election trends         Psephology
265.            That can be eaten            Edible
266.            That cannot be altered or withdrawn      Irrevocable
267.            That is prohibited by law               Illicit
268.            That through which light can partly pass                Translucent
269.            That through which light can pass             Transparent
270.            That through which light cannot pass      Opaque
271.            That which cannot be avoided   Inevitable
272.            That which cannot be believed  Incredible
273.            That which cannot be changed  Irrevocable
274.            That which cannot be conquered              Invincible
275.            That which cannot be cured        Incurable
276.            That which cannot be defended               Indefensible
277.            That which cannot be described                Indescribable
278.            That which cannot be explained                Inexplicable
279.            That which cannot be hurt         Invulnerable
280.            That which cannot be hurt           Invulnerable
281.            That which cannot be imitated   Inimitable
282.            That which cannot be noticed    Imperceptible
283.            That which cannot be practiced Impracticable
284.            That which cannot be put into practice   Impracticable
285.            That which cannot be read          Illegible
286.            That which cannot be satisfied   Insatiable
287.            That which cannot be seen          Invisible
288.            That which does not bear the name of the writer             Anonymous
289.            That which is against law               Illegal
290.            That which is considered wrong or unacceptable by prevailing social standards   Illicit
291.            That which is lawful         Legal
292.            That which is not likely to happen             Improbable
293.            That which is unlikely to happen               Improbable
294.            The act of killing an infant             Infanticide
295.            The action of looking back on past time         Introspection
296.            The action of looking back on past time Introspection
297.            The area over which an official has control           Jurisdiction
298.            The branch of biology dealing with plant life        Botany
299.            The custom of having more than one husband at a time                Polyandry
300.            The custom of having more than one wife at a time         Polygamy
301.            The first speech made by a person         Maiden
302.            The first speech made by a person          Maiden
303.            The killing of an infant    Infanticide
304.            The life story of a man written by himself             Autobiography
305.            The murder or murderer of one                Fratricide
306.            The period between childhood and adulthood   Adolescence
307.            The science which treats with life             Biology
308.            To date before the true time      Antedate
309.            To explain something mysterious or difficult       Elucidate
310.            To free somebody from all blame             Exonerate
311.            To give one         Delegate
312.            To go down in value        Depreciate
313.            To go from bad to worse              Deteriorate
314.            To increase the gravity of an offence or the intensity of a disease             Aggravate
315.            To increase the speed; to hasten the progress of              Accelerate
316.            To lay special stress on  Emphasize
317.            To rise in value  Appreciate
318.            To root out an evil, disease          Eradicate
319.            To take away some one                Disenfranchisement
320.            To take somebody away by force and hold him or her prisoner, usually for ransom           Kidnap
321.            To transfer one’s authority to another   Delegate
322.            To turn friends in enemies           Alienate
323.            To write under a different name               Pseudonym
324.            Very negative person    Pessimist
325.            Violating the sanctity of a church              Sacrilege
326.            Water fit for drinking      Potable
327.            Without life        Inanimate
328.            Without payment            Gratis
329.            Words which have the same meaning    Synonyms
330.            Words written on the tomb of a person                   Epitaph
331.            Work for which no salary is paid                Honorary
332.            Worship of idols               Idolatry
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