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In this article, we have prepared nearly 100 one-word substitution questions. Go through each one of them. It will boost your knowledge and confidence in attaining higher marks in exam. Let us take a tour of it

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In English language section of every SSC exams, there are some questions, which can tackled with a little bit of knowledge. One word substitution is one of these topics. There are 2-4 questions asked in SSC exams out of this chapter. The only key to excel in this unit is to memorize the figures by consistently practicing it.

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In this article, we have prepared nearly 100 one-word substitution questions. Go through each one of them. It will boost your knowledge and confidence in attaining higher marks in exam. Let us take a tour of it-

SSC English study material: One word Substitution

1.                   One who has become dependent on something or drugs – ………………………..…Addict

2.                   Fear of being enclosed in small closed space –………………………………. Claustrophobia

3.                   Call upon God or any other power (like law) for help or protection – ……..Invocation

4.                   Severely abusive writing in journals – ………………………………………………………Scurrilous

5.                   A person who opposes war or use of military force – ……………………………………Pacifist

6.                   One not concerned with right or wrong – …………………………………………………….Amoral

7.                   Something no longer in use – ……………………………………………………………………..Obsolete

8.                   Stealthily done (something done in a quiet and secret way in order to avoid being noticed) –……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Surreptitious

9.                   Words written on a tomb – ………………………………………………………………………….Epitaph

10.               A person with a long experience of any occupation – ………………………………….Veteran

11.               Something capable of being done – …………………………………………………………….Feasible

12.               A person coming to a foreign land to settle there – …………………..…………...Immigrant

13.               Anything which is no longer in use – …………………………………………………………..Obsolete

14.               A person who is unable to pay debts – ……………………………………………………….Insolvent

15.               Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite – ……………………………………………………………………………………………….Ambiguous

16.               A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of drama –

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Epilogue

17.               Act of deceiving somebody in order to make money – ……………………………………Fraud

18.               Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial – ….Plaque

19.               To cut something into two pieces – …………………………………………………………………Sever

20.               Succession of rulers belonging to one family – ……………………………………………Dynasty

21.               To seize control of a vehicle in order to force it to go to a new destination or demand something

– ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………Hijack

22.               Lasting only for a moment - …………………………………………………………………Momentary

23.               One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain – ……………………………………………………..Stoic

24.               The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food – ………..Gastronomy

25.               Killing of a child – …………………………………………………………………………………….Infanticide

26.               One who believes in offering equal opportunities to women in all spheres –……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Feminist

27.               One who studies election trend by means of opinion polls – ………………Psephologist

28.               A doctor who treats children – ……………………………………………………………Paediatrician

29.               One who can think about the future with imagination and wisdom – ……….Visionary

30.               Give and receive mutually - ……………………………………………………………………Reciprocate

31.               A building where an audience sits – ………………………………………………………Auditorium

32.               The first model of a new device – …………………………………………………………….Prototype

33.               Tough tissues in joints –………………………………………………………………………….. Ligaments

34.               The study of maps – …………………………………………………………………………….Cartography

35.               A person who breaks into houses in order to steal –……………………………………. Burglar

36.               The study of the origin and history of words –……………………………………….. Etymology

37.               One who can walk on ropes (tightrope walker)–………………………………… Funambulist

38.               Belonging to all parts of the world – ………………………………………………….Cosmopolitan

39.               One who hates mankind – ………………………………………………………………….Misanthrope

40.               One who goes to settle in another country – …………………………………………….Emigrant

41.               Constant efforts to achieve something – ………………………………………….Perseverance

42.               A person who believes in total abolition of war –………………………………………. Pacifist

43.               A four footed animal – ………………………………………………………………………..Quadruped

44.               Ready to believe anything – …………………………………………………………………..Credulous

45.               That which lasts for a short time – …………………………………………………………Transitory

46.               Indifference to pleasure or pain – ……………………………………………………………….Stoicism

47.               A body of persons appointed to hear evidence or judge and give their verdict (decision) –………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Jury

48.               The essential or characteristic customs , habits and conventions of a society or community –

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Mores

49.               A system of Government in which only one political party is allowed to function –

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Totalitarianism

50.               One who collects coins – ……………………………………………………………………Numismatist

51.               Violation of something holy or sacred – …………………………………………..Sacrilege

52.               A broad road bordered with trees - ………………………………………………Boulevard

53.               Animals who live in herds – ………………………………………..………………..Gregarious

54.               The murder of parents or near relative – …………………………………………Parricide

55.               A mild or indirect expression substituted for an offensive or harsh one –…………………………………………………………………………………………………Euphemism

56.               One who believes in no government and therefore incites disorder in a state -

……………………………………………………………………………………………………..Anarchist

57.               One who secretly listens to talks of others – ………………………….Eavesdropper

58.               Science of diseases – …………………………………………………………………….Pathology

59.               One who is beyond reforms – ……………………………………………………..Incorrigible

60.               Concluding part of a literary work - …………………………………………………Epilogue

61.               The act of killing whole group of people, especially a whole race – ……………..Genocide

62.               One who stays away from school without permission – …………………………………..Truant

63.               A person without training or experience in a skill or subject – …………………………Novice

64.               Dissection of a dead body to find the cause of the death – ……………………………Autopsy

65.               The study of religion and religious ideas and beliefs - ………………………………….Theology

66.               One who is indifferent to pain and pleasure – ……………………………………………………..Stoic

67.               A place where Jews worship according to their religion – ………………………….Synagogue

68.               An area of land that is controlled by a ruler – ……………………………………………..Dominion

69.               One who is greedy – ……………………………………………………………………………………Voracious

70.               Simple, fast-spreading plant without flowers or leaves, which can often cause disease –

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Fungus

71.               Dry weather with no rainfall – …………………………………………………………………….Drought

72.               Too much official formality – …………………………………………………………………Red-tapism

73.               Living together of a man and woman without being married to each other (live in relationship) –

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Concubinage

74.               A place where government / public records are kept - ………………………………..Archive

75.               A place where all religions are honoured -  …………………………………………………Secular

76.               Excessive preoccupation with one’s health - …………………………Hypochondria

77.               Without risk of punishment - ………………………………………………………….Impunity

78.               Deep in thought - ………………………………………………………………………………Pensive

79.               A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes – ……………………………….Wag

80.               A sly look that is lustful – …………………………………………………………………………Leer

81.               Irresistible craving for alcoholic drinks – ………………………………………………Dipsomania

82.               A hater of mankind – ………………………………………………………………………….Misanthrope

83.               A remedy for all diseases – …………………………………………………………………………Panacea

84.               Something that is poisonous and unhealthy - ………………………………………………….Toxic

85.               The worship of idols or images – ………………………………………………………………….Idolatry

86.               A place where nuns live and work – ………………………………………………………………Convent

87.               Violation of something holy and sacred – …………………………………………………….Sacrilege

88.               One who destroys images or attacks popular beliefs – ………………………………Iconoclast

89.               Feeding on food made of both plant and flesh – ……………………………………Omnivorous

90.               A woman having more than one husband at the same time – ……………………Polyandry

91.               A den for small animals – …………………………………………………………………………………Hutch

92.               To take back, withdraw or renounce – …………………………………………………………….Recant

93.               The habit of always admiring oneself - ………………………………………………………Narcissism

94.               One who intervenes between two or more parties to settle difference –………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Intermediary

95.               One who deserts his principle or believes – ……………………………………………….Renegade

96.               Property handled down after the death of a person – ……………………………Inheritance

97.               One who breaks the established traditions and image – ………………………….Iconoclast

98.               One who believes in that gaining pleasure is the most important thing in life –……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Hedonist

99.               Building in which a dead body is kept for a time – …………………………..………..Mortuary

100. Experts in the scientific study of birds – ……………………………………Ornithology

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In English language section of every SSC exams, there are some questions, which can tackled with a little bit of knowledge. One word substitution is one of these topics. There are 2-4 questions asked in SSC exams out of this chapter. The only key to excel in this unit is to memorize the figures by consistently practicing it.

In this article, we have prepared nearly 100 one-word substitution questions. Go through each one of them. It will boost your knowledge and confidence in attaining higher marks in exam. Let us take a tour of it-

SSC English study material: One word Substitution

1.       One who has become dependent on something or drugs – ………………………..…Addict

 

2.       Fear of being enclosed in small closed space –………………………………. Claustrophobia

 

3.       Call upon God or any other power (like law) for help or protection – ……..Invocation

 

4.       Severely abusive writing in journals – ………………………………………………………Scurrilous

 

5.       A person who opposes war or use of military force – ……………………………………Pacifist

 

6.       One not concerned with right or wrong – …………………………………………………….Amoral

 

7.       Something no longer in use – ……………………………………………………………………..Obsolete

 

8.       Stealthily done (something done in a quiet and secret way in order to avoid being noticed) –

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Surreptitious

 

9.       Words written on a tomb – ………………………………………………………………………….Epitaph

 

10.   A person with a long experience of any occupation – ………………………………….Veteran

 

11.   Something capable of being done – …………………………………………………………….Feasible

 

12.   A person coming to a foreign land to settle there – …………………..…………...Immigrant

 

13.   Anything which is no longer in use – …………………………………………………………..Obsolete

 

14.   A person who is unable to pay debts – ……………………………………………………….Insolvent

 

15.   Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite – ……………………………………………………………………………………………….Ambiguous

 

16.   A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of drama –

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Epilogue

 

17.   Act of deceiving somebody in order to make money – ……………………………………Fraud

 

18.   Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial – ….Plaque

 

19.   To cut something into two pieces – …………………………………………………………………Sever

 

20.   Succession of rulers belonging to one family – ……………………………………………Dynasty

 

21.   To seize control of a vehicle in order to force it to go to a new destination or demand something

 

– ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..……………Hijack

 

22.   Lasting only for a moment - …………………………………………………………………Momentary

 

23.   One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain – ……………………………………………………..Stoic

 

24.   The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food – ………..Gastronomy

 

25.   Killing of a child – …………………………………………………………………………………….Infanticide

 

26.   One who believes in offering equal opportunities to women in all spheres –

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Feminist

 

27.   One who studies election trend by means of opinion polls – ………………Psephologist

 

28.   A doctor who treats children – ……………………………………………………………Paediatrician

 

29.   One who can think about the future with imagination and wisdom – ……….Visionary

 

30.   Give and receive mutually - ……………………………………………………………………Reciprocate

 

31.   A building where an audience sits – ………………………………………………………Auditorium

 

32.    The first model of a new device – …………………………………………………………….Prototype

33.   Tough tissues in joints –………………………………………………………………………….. Ligaments

 

34.   The study of maps – …………………………………………………………………………….Cartography

 

35.   A person who breaks into houses in order to steal –……………………………………. Burglar

 

36.   The study of the origin and history of words –……………………………………….. Etymology

 

37.   One who can walk on ropes (tightrope walker)–………………………………… Funambulist

 

38.   Belonging to all parts of the world – ………………………………………………….Cosmopolitan

 

39.   One who hates mankind – ………………………………………………………………….Misanthrope

 

40.   One who goes to settle in another country – …………………………………………….Emigrant

 

41.   Constant efforts to achieve something – ………………………………………….Perseverance

 

42.   A person who believes in total abolition of war –………………………………………. Pacifist

 

43.   A four footed animal – ………………………………………………………………………..Quadruped

 

44.   Ready to believe anything – …………………………………………………………………..Credulous

 

45.   That which lasts for a short time – …………………………………………………………Transitory

 

46.   Indifference to pleasure or pain – ……………………………………………………………….Stoicism

 

47.   A body of persons appointed to hear evidence or judge and give their verdict (decision) –

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Jury

 

48.   The essential or characteristic customs , habits and conventions of a society or community –

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Mores

 

49.   A system of Government in which only one political party is allowed to function –

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….Totalitarianism

 

50.   One who collects coins – ……………………………………………………………………Numismatist

 

51.   Violation of something holy or sacred – …………………………………………..Sacrilege

 

52.   A broad road bordered with trees - ………………………………………………Boulevard

 

53.   Animals who live in herds – ………………………………………..………………..Gregarious

 

54.   The murder of parents or near relative – …………………………………………Parricide

 

55.   A mild or indirect expression substituted for an offensive or harsh one –

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………Euphemism

 

56.   One who believes in no government and therefore incites disorder in a state -

 

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………..Anarchist

 

57.   One who secretly listens to talks of others – ………………………….Eavesdropper

 

58.   Science of diseases – …………………………………………………………………….Pathology

 

59.   One who is beyond reforms – ……………………………………………………..Incorrigible

 

60.   Concluding part of a literary work - …………………………………………………Epilogue

 

61.   The act of killing whole group of people, especially a whole race – ……………..Genocide

 

62.   One who stays away from school without permission – …………………………………..Truant

 

63.   A person without training or experience in a skill or subject – …………………………Novice

 

64.   Dissection of a dead body to find the cause of the death – ……………………………Autopsy

 

65.   The study of religion and religious ideas and beliefs - ………………………………….Theology

66.   One who is indifferent to pain and pleasure – ……………………………………………………..Stoic

 

67.   A place where Jews worship according to their religion – ………………………….Synagogue

 

68.   An area of land that is controlled by a ruler – ……………………………………………..Dominion

 

69.   One who is greedy – ……………………………………………………………………………………Voracious

 

70.   Simple, fast-spreading plant without flowers or leaves, which can often cause disease –

 

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Fungus

 

71.   Dry weather with no rainfall – …………………………………………………………………….Drought

 

72.   Too much official formality – …………………………………………………………………Red-tapism

 

73.   Living together of a man and woman without being married to each other (live in relationship) –

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Concubinage

 

74.   A place where government / public records are kept - ………………………………..Archive

 

75.   A place where all religions are honoured -  …………………………………………………Secular

 

76.     Excessive preoccupation with one’s health - …………………………Hypochondria

 

77.   Without risk of punishment - ………………………………………………………….Impunity

 

78.   Deep in thought - ………………………………………………………………………………Pensive

 

79.   A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes – ……………………………….Wag

 

80.   A sly look that is lustful – …………………………………………………………………………Leer

 

81.   Irresistible craving for alcoholic drinks – ………………………………………………Dipsomania

 

82.   A hater of mankind – ………………………………………………………………………….Misanthrope

 

83.   A remedy for all diseases – …………………………………………………………………………Panacea

 

84.   Something that is poisonous and unhealthy - ………………………………………………….Toxic

 

85.   The worship of idols or images – ………………………………………………………………….Idolatry

 

86.   A place where nuns live and work – ………………………………………………………………Convent

 

87.   Violation of something holy and sacred – …………………………………………………….Sacrilege

 

88.   One who destroys images or attacks popular beliefs – ………………………………Iconoclast

 

89.   Feeding on food made of both plant and flesh – ……………………………………Omnivorous

 

90.   A woman having more than one husband at the same time – ……………………Polyandry

 

91.   A den for small animals – …………………………………………………………………………………Hutch

 

92.   To take back, withdraw or renounce – …………………………………………………………….Recant

 

93.   The habit of always admiring oneself - ………………………………………………………Narcissism

 

94.   One who intervenes between two or more parties to settle difference –

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Intermediary

 

95.   One who deserts his principle or believes – ……………………………………………….Renegade

 

96.   Property handled down after the death of a person – ……………………………Inheritance

 

97.   One who breaks the established traditions and image – ………………………….Iconoclast

 

98.   One who believes in that gaining pleasure is the most important thing in life –

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Hedonist

 

99.   Building in which a dead body is kept for a time – …………………………..………..Mortuary

100. Experts in the scientific study of birds – ……………………………………Ornithology

 

We at www.jagranjosh.com, are dedicated to assist you in your SSC preparation. So, for more study material, tips & strategies and further guidance stay connected with us.

All the Best!

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