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SSC English free study material: One word Substitution (Set-2)

Oct 5, 2017 18:31 IST
    SSC English study material
    SSC English study material

    During SSC preparation, many of you have realized that SSC used to put previous years or other government exams questions in upcoming exams. Such repetition is seen in few topics. One word substitution is among them. There are nearly 2-4 questions taken from this chapter. So, it is very scoring and less time consuming to grab good marks in English section.

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    In this text, we are sharing 100 such words which can be possibly asked in the ongoing and upcoming SSC exams. Let us take a tour of them-

    SSC English Study material: One word substitution

    1. Experts in the scientific study of birds – ……………………………………Ornithology
    2. Placing a thing besides another - ………………………………………………… Juxtapose
    3. One who does not follow the usual way of life – …………………………Bohemian
    4. The first public speech delivered by a person – ………………….Maiden speech
    5. Wild and noisy disorder – …………………………………………………….Pandemonium
    6. General view of person’s character – …………………………………………………Profile
    7. A person who is in his seventies – …………………………………….….Septuagenarian
    8. Study of insects – ………………………………………………………………………..Entomology
    9. Military waking up signals in the morning – ……………………………….………Reveille
    10. The sound of the funeral bell – ………………………………………..……………………Knell
    11. One who has obstinate and narrow religious views – ……….…………………….Bigot
    12. One who loves books – …………………………………………………………………Bibliophile
    13. A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama – Epilogue
    14. Causing or ending in death – ……………………………………………………………………Fatal
    15. A group of girls – …………………………………………………………………………………….Bevy
    16. To be biased against someone or something – ……………………………..Prejudice
    17. A person who never takes alcoholic drinks – …………………………….Teetotaller
    18. A tank where fish or water plants are kept –………………………………. Aquarium
    19. A person devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially that derived from fine food and drink ……Epicurean
    20. Inability to sleep – …………………………………………………………………………Insomnia
    21. One who believes in giving equal opportunity to women in all fields …………………………………Feminist
    22. To have a very high opinion about oneself - ……………………………….Conceited
    23. Place of burial (especially not in churchyard) – …………………………….Cemetery
    24. A person who is always hopeful and looks upon the brighter side of things –
    25. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Optimist
    26. An occasion of great importance – ………………………………………...Momentous
    27. Government by ruler who has unlimited power – ……………………….Autocracy
    28. One who journeys from place to place – ……………………………………..Itinerant
    29. That which cannot be called back – ………………………………………..Irrevocable
    30. The state of being miserable bereft (deprived of or lacking) of all possessions –………………………………Destitute
    31. A picture of a person or a thing drawn in such a highly exaggerated manner to cause a laughter –………………Caricature
    32. Belief that God is in everything and that everything is God – ….Pantheism
    33. One who breaks the law – ……………………………………………………Transgressor
    34. That which cannot be captured – ………………………………………….Ungrippable
    35. Reproducing or memorizing word for word - ……………………………Verbatim
    36. Careful in spending of money, time, etc. – ………………………………Economical
    37. Study of insects - ……………………………………………………………………Entomology
    38. Science of the race of mankind – …………………………………………………...Ethnology
    39. Detaining and confining something – …………………………………………Internment
    40. One who criticizes popular beliefs which he thinks is mistaken or unwise –………Iconoclast
    41. Impossible to describe – …………………………………………………………………..Ineffable
    42. An underhand device resorted to in order to justify misconduct –……………Manoeuvre
    43. The animals of a particular region – ……………………………………………………..Fauna
    44. An emolument over and above fixed salary – …………………………………Perquisite
    45. An unexpected piece of good fortune – …………………………………………….Windfall
    46. Clues available at the scene – …………………………………………………Circumstantial
    47. One hides away in a ship or passenger vehicle to obtain a free passage -…Stowaway
    48. One who is a citizen not of a country but of the world – …………….Cosmopolitan
    49. Circular building or hall with a dome – …………………………………………………Rotunda
    50. The use of many words where only a few are necessary – ……….Circumlocution
    51. A continuous process of change is known as – …………………………………………….Flux
    52. Determine the nature of disease – ……………………………………………………..Diagnose
    53. Occurring at night – …………………………………………………………………………..Nocturnal
    54. Arrangement in order of occurrence – ……………………………………….Chronological
    55. Science of heredity - ……………………………………………………………………………Genetics
    56. To run away with a lover – ………………………………………………………………………..Elope
    57. With much liveliness and a sense of purpose – ……………………………..Jauntily
    58. Seeing something which is not actually present – ………………..Hallucination
    59. The practice of having more than one husband – ………………………Polyandry
    60. Calmness and indifference to suffering – ……………………………………..Stoicism
    61. Person who insists on adherence to formal rules or literary meaning –……Pedant
    62. Words of similar meaning – ………………………………………………………………Synonyms
    63. To be known for bad acts – ……………………………………………………………….Notorious
    64. Belonging to all parts of the world – …………………………………………………..Universal
    65. One who tends to take a hopeful view of a life – ………………………………..Optimist
    66. Instrument to measure atmospheric pressure – ……………………………...Barometer
    67. The practice of submitting a proposal to popular vote – ……………Referendum
    68. An object or portion serving as a sample – …………………………………….Specimen
    69. Not to be moved by entreaty – ………………………………………………………..Despotic
    70. To renounce a high position of authority or control – ……………………..Abdicate
    71. Code of diplomatic etiquette and precedence – ……………………………….Protocol
    72. To struggle helplessly – ……………………………………………………………………Flounder
    73. Loss of memory – …………………………………………………………………………….Amnesia
    74. Release of a prisoner form jail on certain terms and conditions – ………..Parole
    75. Feeling inside you which tells you what is right and what is wrong –……Conscience
    76. An inscription on a tomb – …………………………………………………………………Epitaph
    77. To look at someone in an angry or threatening way – ………………………..Glower
    78. Pertaining to cattle – …………………………………………………………………………..Bovine
    79. A person who writes decoratively- …………………………………………….Calligrapher
    80. Something that causes death – ………………………………………………………………Fatal
    81. A post with little work but high salary – ………………………………………….Sinecure
    82. A test in which cells from diseased organs are removes and tested – ….Biopsy
    83. One who compiles a dictionary – ……………………………………………Lexicographer
    84. Words uttered impiously about God – …………………………………………Blasphemy
    85. Belief that war and violence are unjustified – ……………………………………Pacifism
    86. A wall built to prevent the sea or a river from flooding an area – ……….Dyke
    87. A specialist who tests eyesight - ……………………………………………Optometrist
    88. Commencement of adjacent words with the same letter - …….Alliteration
    89. One who walks in sleep – …………………………………………………..Somnambulist
    90. A government by officials - …………………………………………………..Bureaucracy
    91. Of very bad morals ; characterized by debasement or degeneration – Depraved
    92. Something which cannot be believed – ……………………………….………Incredible
    93. A method which never fails – …………………………………………………………Infallible
    94. A place where birds are kept – …………………………………………………..………Aviary
    95. The abandonment of one’s country and cause – ……………………..…..Defection
    96. Treatment by means of exercise and massage – ………………….Physiotherapy
    97. Bitter and violent attack in words against someone or something –  ………………………….Diatribe
    98. Motion of heads, hands etc., as a mode of expression indicating attitude – ………………….Gesture
    99. A person who has no money to pay off his debts – …………………………Insolvent
    100. Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite – …………………………….Ambiguous

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