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

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-

Oct 5, 2017 18:31 IST
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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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