ONE WORD SUBSTITUTION


1. One who is out to subvert a government            Anarchist
 
2. One who is recovering from illness                     Convalescent
 
3. One who is all powerful.                                   Omnipotent
 
4. One who is present everywhere                       Omnipresent
 
5. One who knows everything                                  Omniscient
 
6. One who is easily deceived                                 Gullible
 
7. One who does not make mistakes                       Infallible
 
8. One who can do anything for money.               Mercenary
 
9. One who has no money                                 Pauper
 
10. One who changes sides.                                 Turncoat
 
11. One who works for free                                Volunteer
 
12. One who loves books                                        Bibliophile
 
13. One who can speak two languages                 Bilingual
 
14. One who loves mankind                                   Philanthropist
 
15. One who hates mankind                                   Misanthrope
 
16. One who looks on the bright side of things           Optimist
 
17. One who looks on the dark side of things              Pessimist
 
18. One who doubts the existence of god                   Agnostic
 
19. One who pretends to be what he is not                   Hypocrite
 
20. One incapable of being tired                                  Indefatigable

 
21. One who helps others Good                                    Samaritan
 
22. One who copies from other writers                            Plagiarist
 
23. One who hates women                                           Misogynist
 
24. One who knows many languages                             Polyglot
 
25. One who is fond of sensuous pleasures.                   Epicure
 
26. One who thinks only of himself.                                 Egoist
 
27. One who thinks only of welfare of women.                Feminist.
 
28. One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain                   Stoic
 
29. One who is quite like a woman                                  Effeminate
 
30. One who has strange habits                                      Eccentric
 
31. One who speaks less                                                  Reticent
 
32. One who goes on foot                                             Pedestrian
 
33. One who believes in fate                                   Fatalist
 
34. One who dies without a Will                                   Intestate
 
35. One who always thinks himself to be ill                    Valetudinarian
 
36. A Government by the people                                  Democracy
 
37. A Government by a king or queen                            Monarchy
 
38. A Government by the officials                                    Bureaucracy
 
39. A Government by the rich                                           Plutocracy
 
40. A Government by the few                                          Oligarchy

 
41. A Government by the Nobles                                    Aristocracy
 
42. A Government by one                                             Autocracy
 
43. Rule by the mob                                              Mobocracy
 
44. That through which light can pass                    Transparent
 
45. That through which light cannot pass                Opaque
 
46. That through which light can partly pass               Translucent
 
47. A sentence whose meaning is unclear                Ambiguous
 
48. A place where orphans live                         Orphanage
 
49. That which cannot be described                     Indescribable
 
50. That which cannot be imitated                     Inimitable
 
51. That which cannot be avoided                        Inevitable
 
52. A position for which no salary is paid                   Honorary
 
53. That which cannot be defended                         Indefensible
 
54. Practice of having several wives                      Polygamy
 
55. Practice of having several husbands                 Polyandry
 
56. Practice of having one wife or husband             Monogamy
 
57. Practice of having two wives or husbands           Bigamy
 
58. That which is not likely to happen                         Improbable
 
59. People living at the same time                             Contemporaries
 
60. A book published after the death of its author      Posthumas

 
61. A book written by an unknown author                   Anonymous
 
62. A life history written by oneself                              Autobiography
 
63. A life history written by somebody else                Biography
 
64. People who work together                                Colleagues
 
65. One who eats too much                                   Glutton
 
66. That which cannot be satisfied                        Insatiable
 
67. One who questions everything                        Cynic
 
68. A flesh eating animal                                       Carnivorous
 
69. A grass eating animal                                       Herbivorous
 
70. One who lives in a foreign country                        Immigrant
 
71. To transfer one's authority to another                  Delegate
 
72. One who is a newcomer                                 Neophyte
 
73. That which is lawful                                      Legal
 
74. That which is against law                               Illegal
 
75. One who is unmarried                                    Celibate
 
76. A game in which no one wins                          Draw
 
77. A study of man                                               Anthropology
 
78. A study of races                                         Ethnology
 
79. A study of the body                                        Physiology
 
80. A study of animals                                       Zoology

 
81. A study of birds.                                 Ornithology
 
82. A study of ancient things                     Archaeology
 
83. A study of derivation of words                 Etymology
 
84. Murder of a human being                        Homicide
 
85. Murder of a father                                 Patricide
 
86. Murder of a mother                           Matricide
 
87. Murder of an brother                         Fratricide
 
88. Murder of an infant                             Infanticide
 
89. Murder of self                                   Suicide
 
90. Murder of the king                           Regicide
 
91. To free somebody from all blame       Exonerate
 
92. To write under a different name            Pseudonym
 
93. A thing no longer in use                      Obsolete
 
94. A handwriting that cannot be read         Illegible
 
95. Words written on the tomb of a person       Epitaph
 
96. One who is greedy for money                    Avaricious
 
97. Something that cannot be imitated             Inimitable


 
98. One who doesn't know how to read and write Illiterate
 
99. A person's peculiar habit.                              Idiosyncrasy
 
100. An animal who preys on other animals       Predator

101. Violating the sanctity of a church                  Sacrilege
 
102. One who can throw his voice                    Ventriloquist

 

 


Some more One Word Substitution
 
A country ruled by two country    Condominium
A dramatic performance   Masque
A lady’s purse    Reticule
A man of odd habits    Eccentric
A man who dances to the tunes of his wife    Henpecked
A nation engaged in war    Belligerent
A person behind time    Antiquated
A person who wishes to throw his establishment    Anarchist
A place of good climate    Sanatorium
A place of washing dishes adjoining kitchen    Scullery
A religious song    Hymn
A remarkable talent    Prodigy
A short but amusing story    Anecdote
A verse letter    Epistle
Act of killing one’s wife    Uxoricide
An animal story with a moral    Fable
An instrument for viewing objects at a distance    Telescope
An unknown person    Anonymous
Animals living on land and in water    Amphibian
Appointment by two parties to settle a dispute    Arbiter
Art of cutting tree and bushes into ornamental shape    Topiary
At the same time    Contemporary
Award given after death    Posthumous
Borrow ideas and steal others words is called    Plagiarism
Care taker of a public building    Custodian
Change one’s mind too quickly    Vacillation
Congratulate somebody in formal manner    Felicitate
Contempt of God    Blasphemy
Creature having both male and female organs   Hermaphrodite
Cure for all disease   Panacea
Custom of having many husbands    Polyandry
Custom of having many wives    Polygamy
Dealing of counterfeit things    Forgery
Disease which is spread by contact    Contagious
Doctor who treats children    Pediatrician
Equal in rank    Peer
Fault that may be forgiven    Venial
Favouring own kith and kin    Nepotism
Fear of bathing    Ablutophobia
Fear of becoming bald    Phalacrophobia
Fear of being robbed    Harpaxophobia
Fear of cockroaches    Katsaridaphobia
Fear of crowd    Ochlophobia
Fear of darkness    Lygophobia
Fear of death    Nicrophobia
Fear of dentist    Dentophobia
Fear of disease    Pathophobia
Fear of failure    Atychiphobia
Fear of foreigners    Xenophobia
Fear of God    Zeusophobia
Fear of going to bed   Clinophobia
Fear of height    Acrophobia
Fear of making decisions    Decidophobia
Fear of poverty   Peniaphobia
Fear of property    Orthophobia
Fear of radiation    Radiophobia
Fear of riding a car    Amaxophobia
Fear of school    Scolionophobia
Fear of sex    Genophobia
Fear of speaking    Lalophobia
Fear of speed    Tachophobia
Fear of water    Hydrophobia
Fear of words    Logophobia
First speech    Maiden
Food agrees with one’s taste    Palatable
Funny imitation of a poem   Parody
Giving up throne by the king     Abdication
Go back and forth    Shuttle
Government by a single person     Autocracy
Government by the Gods      Theocracy
Government run by a dictator     Autocracy
Group of three novels     Trilogy
Incapable of being wounded     Invulnerable
In-charge of museum /Pitch     Curator
Indifference to pleasure or pain     Stoicism
Instruments which makes smaller objects larger     Microscope
Intentional destruction of racial group     Genocide
Interval between two events     Interlude
Just punishment for wrong doing     Nemesis
Killing of another human being     Homicide
Language difficult to understand     Jargon
Large scale departure of people     Exodus
List of explanation of words     Glossary
List of goods with their price    Invoice
Longing for something    Nostalgia
Loop of rope is called     Noose
Loud talk or speech     Harangue
Man having the qualities of woman     Effeminate
Man of lax moral     Licentious
Man whose wife has been unfaithful to him     Cuckold
Mania for setting fires     Pyromania
Mania for stealing things     Kleptomania
Mania for talking Logo     mania
Mania for travel     Dromomania
Mania of being important     Megalomania
Medicine which lessens pain     Anodyne
Member of a band of robbers     Brigand
Morning prayer    Matin
Murdering of a family     Familicide
Murdering of an infant     Infanticide
Murdering of Brother     Fratricide
Murdering of husband by his wife     Mariticide
Murdering of the king     Regicide
Murdering of tyrant     Tyrannicide
Old age when a man behaves like a fool    Dotage
One who believes one is God     Theomania
One who believes that everything is pre-destined    Fatalist
One who believes that pleasure is the chief good     Hedonist
One who betrays one     Traitor
One who collects coins     Numismatist
One who comes from a village and considered stupid    Bumpkin
One who compiles dictionary    Lexicographer
One who cuts precious stones     Lapidist
One who deserts his religion     Apostate
One who does not care for literature     Philistine
One who does not respect something sacred or holy     Blasphemy
One who does not take definite stand     Evasive
One who draws maps and charts     Cartographer
One who eats everything     Omnivorous
One who eats human flesh     Cannibal
One who fights for the sake of money    Mercenary
One who forsakes religion     Renegade
One who has many talents     Versatile
One who has suddenly gained new wealth     Parvenu
One who has unreasoning enthusiasm for the glorification of one’s country     Chauvinism
One who hates knowledge and learning     Misologist
One who is bad in spelling     Cacographic
One who is guilty of firing property     Arsonist
One who is more interested in himself     Introvert
One who is more interested in others     Extrovert
One who is neither intelligent nor dull     Mediocre
One who is not the citizen of country     Alien
One who is talkative     Garrulous
One who is the most powerful     Omnipotent
One who is very careful and particular     Meticulous
One who is very well versed in any subject     Connoisseur
One who lends money at high rate     Usurer
One who loves all and sundry     Philanthropist
One who loves books    Bibliophile
One who passes through the gate without taking permission     Trespasser
One who pays too much attention to his clothes and appearance     Dandy
One who plays a game for pleasure not professionally     Amateur
One who pretends illness to escape duty     Malingerer
One who reads only books     Bookworm
One who sacrifices his life for country    Martyr
One who sneaks into a country     Infiltrator
One who speaks many languages     Polyglot
One who studies skin and its diseases     Dermatologist
One who studies the formation of the earth     Geologist
One who talks continuously     Loquacious
One who thinks human nature is evil     Cynic
One who totally abstain from alcohol     Teetotaler
One who travels from place to place     Itinerant
One who treats female problems     Gynecologist
One who wants to see others unhappy     Sadist
One who works in return for being taught the trade     Disciple
One who works without getting any salary     Honorary
One whose attitude is to eat, drink and merry     Epicurean
Opposing arguments    Rebut
Out of date things     Obsolescent
Paper written in one’s own handwriting     Manuscript
Part of a church in which bells are hung     Belfry
People in rowdy scene     Rabble
Person different to pleasure and pain     Stoic
Person obsessed with one idea or subject     Monomaniac
Person pretending to be somebody he is not     Imposter
Person who believes God is everything Ban    Theist
Person who believes others     Credulous
Person who does not believe in any religion     Pagan
Person who enjoys sensuous enjoyments     Epicure
Person who has long experience     Veteran
Person who hates women     Misogynist
Person who holds scholarship at a university     Bursar
Person who is against ordinary society especially dressing     Hippy
Person who is always dissatisfied     Malcontent
Person who is made to bear the blame     Scapegoat
Person who kill others for political reason    Assassin
Person who lives alone and avoids other people     Recluse
Person who loves nature     Aesthete
Person who makes love for amusement     Philanderer
Person who pretends to have more knowledge     Charlatan
Person who regards the whole world as his country     Cosmopolitan
Person with a beautiful handwriting     Calligrapher
Person without manners     Rustic
Persuasive and fluent speech     Eloquence
Physician who delivers babies     Obstetrician
Place where birds are kept     Aviary
Place where cows are sheltered     Byre
Place where govt. records are kept     Archives
Place where women dwelled (Ancient time)     Harem
Place which provides both board and lodging     Inn
Plants and vegetation    Flora
Poem narrating a popular story    Ballad
Poem written on the death of someone loved and lost    Elegy
Policy of political party    Manifesto
Power of reading thoughts of others    Telepathy
Public building where weapons are made and stored    Arsenal
Responsible according to law    Legitimate
Ride on someone else back    Piggyback
Ridiculous use of words    Malapropism
Room leading into a large room     Anteroom
Room with toilet facilities     Lavatory
School for infants and children     Kindergarten
Seat on elephant’s back     Howdah
Send unwanted person out of the country     Deport
Short journey made by a group of persons together    Excursion
Short remaining end of cigarette     Stub
Short walk for pleasure or exercise     Stroll
Slow witted person     Duffer
Song sung at burial     Dirge
Speech by an actor at the end of play     Epilogue
Speech without preparation     Extempore
Stage between boyhood and youth     Adolescence
Statement which cannot be understood     Incomprehensible
Stories of old time Gods and heroes     Legend
Story that cannot be believed     Incredible
Study of ancient science     Archaeology
Study of birds     Ornithologist
Study of human body     Anatomy
Study of mankind     Anthropology
Study of statistics of birth, death and diseases     Demography
Sudden rush of winds     Gust
Thing that bring gentle and painless death from incurable death     Euthanasia
Thing that cannot be touched of felt     Palpable
Thing that destroys the effect of poison     Antidote
Thing through which light cannot pass    Opaque
Thing which cannot be done without     Indispensable
Things that can be seen and touched     Tangible
Things that cannot be understood     Unintelligible
To do away with a rule     Abrogate
To explain a spiritual truth    Parable
To spread troops for battle    Deploy
Tumour which is not likely to spread     Benign
Unexpected stroke of good luck     Windfall
Using of new words     Neology
Views which are not of one’s liking     Irritating
Walking in sleep     Somnambulism
Which cannot be rectified     Irreparable
Woman who has extra marital relationship     Adultery
Work which involves too much official formalities    Red-Tapism