One Word Substitution

One word substitution means to find a single word that describes the given definition or property. In one-word substitution questions, a definition will be given and you will be asked to choose a word for this definition from the options that are provided. Let us see with the help of some examples.

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One Word Substitutions

Let us see one-word substitution for A, B, and then  C.

Let us state a few words and their definitions in alphabetical order i.e. to say that we will begin with A and go up to C. Note that all of these words have been asked in the exams before. They have been asked in the banking exams and other similar exams in the past.

One Word Substitution

Source: Erewise

One Word Substitution for A and B are as follows

  • Amoral: One not concerned with right or wrong.
  • Ambiguous: Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses and therefore not definite.
  • Anarchist: One who believes in no government and therefore incites disorder in a state.
  • Autopsy: Dissection of a dead body to find the cause of the death.
  • Archive: A place where government / public records are kept.
  • Apathy: Lack of feeling.
  • Arbitrator: Someone who is designated to hear both sides of a dispute and make a judgement.
  • Burglar: A person who breaks into houses in order to steal.
  • Boulevard: A broad road bordered with trees.
  • Bohemian: One who does not follow the usual way of life.
  • Bibliophile: One who loves books.
  • Ballad: Poem in short stanza narrating a popular story.
  • Bevvy: A group of girls.
  • Brittle: Liable to be easily broken.
  • Bovine: Affecting or relating to cows.

One Word Substitution for C is as follows.

  • Conceited: To have a very high opinion of oneself.
  • Cemetery: Place of burial (especially not in the churchyard).
  • Caricature: A picture of a person or a thing drawn in such a highly exaggerated manner to cause a laughter.
  • Cosmopolitan: One who is a citizen not of a country but of the world.
  • Chronological: Arrangement in order of occurrence.
  • Conscience: Feeling inside you which tells you what is right and what is wrong.
  • Calligraphy: The act of producing beautiful handwriting using a brush or a special pen.
  • Claustrophobia: Fear of closed space.
  • Congregation: An assembly of worshippers.
  • Cellar: An Underground place for storing wine or other provisions.
  • Congregation: People at a religious gathering.

Questions For the Alphabets (D – Z)

Now that we have stated a few words, let us do some questions.

Q 1: “To look at someone in an angry or threatening way” can be represented by?

A) Fatal                         B) Prevaricate                  C) Epitaph               D) Glower

Answer: Let us see the meaning of each word.

  • Fatal: Something that causes death.
  • Prevaricate: This means to Quibble (to avoid giving a direct answer to a question in order to hide the truth).
  • Epitaph: An inscription on a tomb.
  • Glower: To look at someone in an angry or threatening way.

Thus the correct option here is Glower.

Q 2: What is the one-word substitution to the following: “To feel or express disapproval of something or someone”?

A) Deprecate                 B) Commemorate           C) Amphibians          D) Bilingual

Answer: Let us see the meaning or definition of each word.

  • Deprecate: To feel or express disapproval of something or someone.
  • Commemorate: To keep a great person or event in people’s memory.
  • Amphibians: Animal that can live on land and in water.
  • Bilingual: A person who is fluent in two languages.

So here the answer is Deprecate.

Write the one-word substitution for the following questions.

Q 3: Can you substitute a word for: “A man who wastes his money on luxury”.

A) Notorious                 B) Versatile             C) Ornithologist              D) Extravagant.

Answer: Let us see the meaning of the words one by one in the below space.

  • Notorious: A person who is well known in an unfavourable way.
  • Versatile: Someone having many skills.
  • Ornithologist: Someone who scientifically studies the birds.
  • Extravagant: A man who wastes his money on luxury.

Hence the correct option here is Extravagant.

Q 4: Choose the correct word that represents, “A political leader appealing to popular desires and prejudices.”

A) Dictator              B) Truant            C) Triumvirate              D) Demagogue

Answer: Let us see the meaning of each option and then declare one of these options that is correct.

  • Dictator: A ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained control by force.
  • Truant: A schoolboy who frequently cuts classes.
  • Triumvirate: A group of three powerful people.
  • Demagogue: A political leader appealing to popular desires and prejudices.

The correct option is Demagogue.

Practice Questions

Q 1: Write the one-word substitution for: “Murder of a brother”.

A) Fratricide            B) Effeminate          C) Truism                 D) Altruist.

Ans: A) Fratricide.

Q 2: What word from the following given words would you use to represent “A doctor who specializes in diseases of the nose”.

A) Rhinologist               B) Extempore              C) Speleology              D) Chauffeur.

Ans: A)  Rhinologist.

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