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One word for substitution A to Z in English

Word substitution is the use of one word in place of a one-word phrase to clarify sentence structure. There are many such words in English too which are used for complete sentences alone. Today we will see some examples of using one-word substitution. Also read A to Z 300+ abbreviation with their full meaning.

One word substitution list a to z in Hindi and English

Abdicate – To give up a throne voluntarily.

Autobiography – Like a story of a man written by himself.

Aggressor – A person who attacks first.

Amateur – One who pursues some art or sport as a hobby.

Arbitrator – One appointed by two parties to settle disputes between them.

Altruist – A lover of others

Adolescence – Stage between boyhood and youth.

Atheist  -A person who does not believe in God

Aristocracy – Government by the nobles

Bibliophile – A great lover of books.

Botany – The science of plant life.

Bilingual – People who speak two languages.

Catalog – A list of books.

Centenary – Celebration of a hundredth year.

Colleague – A co-worker or a fellow worker in the same institution.

Contemporaries – Persons living in the same age.

Credulous – A person who readily leaves whatever is told to him.

Cosmopolitan – A man who is broad and international in outlook.

Celibacy – To abstain from sex.

Carnivorous – One who lives on flesh

Cannibal – One who feeds on human flesh

Deteriorate – To go from bad to worse.

Democracy – Government of the people, for the people, by the people.

Monarchy – Government by one.

Drawn – A game or battle in which neither party wins.

Egotist – A person who always thinks of himself.

Epidemic – A disease mainly contagious and spreads over a huge area.

Extempore – A speech made without previous preparation.

Etiquette – Established manner or rules of conduct.

Epicure – A person fond of refined enjoyment.

Exonerate – To free a person of all blames in a case.

Eradicate – To root out evil or a bad practice etc.

fastidious – A person difficult to place.

Fatalist – A person who believes that all events are predetermined or subject to fate.

Honorary – A post that doesn’t carry any salary.

Illegal – That which is against law.

Illiterate – A person who can not read or write.

Hostility – State of antagonism.

Incorrigible – That is a past correction.

Irritable – A man who is easily irritated.

Irrelevant – Not to the point.

Invisible – That which can not be seen.

Inaudible – That which can not be heard.

Incredible – That which can not be believed.

Irreadable – That which can not be read.

Impracticable – That which can not be practiced.

Invincible – That which can not be conquered.

Indispensable – That which can not be ignored.

Inevitable – That which can not be avoided.

Irrevocable – That which can not be charged.

Illicit – A trade that is prohibited by law.

Insoluble – A problem that can not be solved.

Inflammable – Liable to catch fire easily.

Infanticide – Murderer of infants or killing of infants.

Matricide – The murderer or murder of one’s own mother.

Patricide – The murderer or murder of one’s own father.

kidnap – To carry away a person forcibly.

Medieval – Belong to the middle age.

Matinee – A cinema show which is held in the afternoon.

Notorious – A man with an evil reputation.

Manuscript – Handwritten pages of a literary work.

Namesake – Person having the same name.

Martyr – One who dies for a noble cause

Maiden speech – The first speech delivered by a person

Novice – One who is new to some trade or profession.

Omnipotent – One who is all-powerful.

Omnipresent – One who is present everywhere.

Optimistic – one who looks at the bright side of a thing.

Panacea – A remedy for all diseases.

Polyandry – practice of having more than one husband at a time.

Polygamy – Practice of having more than one wife at a time.

Postmortem – Medical examination of a body held after death.

Pessimist – One who looks at the dark side of a thing.

Postscript – Anything was written in the letter after it has been signed.

Philistine – One who does not care for art and literature

Red-tapism – Too much official formality.

Synonyms – Words that have the same meaning.

Smuggler – The importer or exporter of goods without paying customs duty.

Vegetarian – One who eats vegetables only.

Venial – A pardonable fault.

Veteran – A person possessing long experience of military service or of any occupation.

Zoology – The science dealing with the life of animals.

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