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March 17, 2013

One Word Substitution in English - Exercise 1


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Friends, One Word Substitute / Substitution is another important area in English Section. Now a days in almost all competitive exams they are asking questions from this area. In these type questions they will give you a sentence with four / five options below it. You just have to pick a suitable word which gives the exact meaning / idea as the given sentence (Ex : An account of somebody's life written by another person - Biography). Here are some practice exercises of One word substitutions. Hope these will help you in your preparation. Happy reading :)

1.      One who does a thing for pleasure and not as profession
a.      Amateur
b.      Philanderer
c.       Empirical
d.      Imposter

2.      Government by the priests or a government which has its state religion
a.       Thearach
b.      Aristocracy
c.       Oligarchy
d.      Theocracy 

3.      A hater of learning and knowledge
a.       Misogynist
b.      Misologist
c.       Mascochist
d.      Samaritan

4.      A man with abnormal habits
a.      Eccentric
b.      Self centred
c.       Supercilious
d.      Arrogant

5.      Animals that eat flesh
a.       Herbivorous
b.      Carnivorous
c.       Graminivorous
d.      Vegetarian

6.      The act of violating the sancity of the church
a.       Camouflage
b.      Descreation
c.       Sacrilege
d.      Heresy

7.      He says he can see things that you cant
a.       Martiner
b.      Adonis
c.       Pedant
d.      Clairvoyant

8.      An animal that is equally at home on land and in water
a.       Cannibal
b.      Domestic
c.       Amphibious
d.      Abstemious


9.      A person who does not believe in the existence of god
a.       Theist
b.      Atheist
c.       Agnostic
d.      Ascetic

10.  A tank where fish or water plants are kept
a.       Nursery
b.      Aviary
c.       Aquarium
d.      Apiary

11.  A general pardon granted by the government to political offenders
a.      Amnesty
b.      Alimony
c.       Armistice
d.      Diplomacy

12.  Last part of speech
a.       Epilogue
b.      Conclusion
c.       Peroration
d.      Permutation

13.  A person who readily believes others
a.       Creditable
b.      Credible
c.       Credulous
d.      Sensitive

14.  Process of thought
a.       Machination
b.      Insinuation
c.       Cerebration
d.      Commiseration

15.  The passage of soul after death from one body to another
a.       Post diedem
b.      Transmigration
c.       Transmutations
d.      Metamorphosis

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  1. Excellent...its helpful for all ssc exams..

  2. plz provide quick reference guide for sbi po for current affairs

  3. yes i am also waiting for quick reference guide and admit plz provide us fast because less than a month is away from exam

    1. Sure friends we will...

      You can get that by the first week of April (as we also have to include the events occured in March)

      Good Day

  4. Can u provide Idioms and phrases in PDf file format.....
    Thanks! in Advance...

  5. ssc cgl cut off?ny idea?

  6. please provide one word substitutes in pdf format...

  7. spelling of gr8ambitionz is wrong is written as gr8ambitoinz near 1 word substitution

  8. please give more material (pdf files) on one word sbsti. and idioms phrase......the material you have given is very good but not enough for the exam.......and ssc always asks questions from both these important areas.....thank u.....

  9. Please send more and more one word substitution, it is not sufficient.

  10. A person who is kept in a prison or mental hospital => Inmate .
    Person who is not loyal to his or her own country, friends, relatives, etc. who says one thing and does another => Traitor .
    Person, a young member of a family, was born into a famous, rich family => Scion .
    A Persons (may be an animal, a toy, etc.) used as a symbol to represent a group or organization that people believe will bring them good luck => Mascot .

    A person who lives in solitude, in a simple way especially for religious reasons => Hermit .
    A person Who is the first to discover something new and makes it popular and possible for others to follow => Trailblazer .
    Persons who own or control a large part of a particular industry => Baron .
    Persons who are between 40 and 49 years old => Quadragenarian .

    Persons who have very strong feelings about something especially religion or politics and who want other people to have those feelings => Zealot .
    A person (especially a man) who leads an immoral life and is interested in pleasure, especially sexual pleasure => Libertine .
    A person who lives alone and avoids other people => Recluse .
    Explicit Undertaking to do something => Promise .
    Murder of a king => Regicide .
    To surround with armed forces => Besiege .

    A person who wishes to throw over all establishments => Anarchists .
    A dramatic performance => Masque .
    Seat on elephant's back => Howdah .
    An expression of mild disapproval => Reproof .
    Forcing out(blood, etc.) from its vessel => Extravasate .
    Incapable of being explained or accounted for => Inexplicable .

    A book or picture produced merely to bring in money => Potboliler .
    Deviation or departure from common rule or standard => Anamoly .
    A person who hates women => Misogynist .
    Elderly woman in charge of girl on social occasions => Chaperon .
    Land so surrounded by water as to be almost an island => Scullery .
    Incapable of being wounded => Invulnerable .
    Part-song for several voices without instrumental accompaniment => Madrigal .

    Regards ,
    Sunil Kumar Shaw (9163080882)

  11. plz all nots in hindi language (gk.maths, english etc) from youwam manawar (mp)

  12. plz all nots gk english maths in hindi language

  13. plzzz.. provide more of these in pdf or any text format.

  14. when will ibps 4 po notification came,plz tell me about po age criteria i.e 28 or 30

  15. when will ibps 4 po notification came,plz tell me about po age criteria i.e 28 or 30

  16. anybody plz tell me about ibps po age for general category.

  17. sir please tell us how to write an essay ?

  18. Mam what is meant by that reporting verb? Iam still not clear about this section. Please give more explanations. Seeking your help in this. Thanks

  19. GM...Sir
    Please update ANSWER KEY of POST EXAM 2014


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