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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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