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Match the Phrases With Their One Word Substitution

Published on Tuesday, November 01, 2016
one word substitution
In the following exercise, column A has phrases and column B has one word that can be substituted for the phrase. Match the phrases in column A with their one word substitution in column B.
Column A Column B
1. A short summary of a book or speech a. Prejudiced
2. Science dealing with heredity b. Polyglot
3. Government by king/ queen       c. Fastidious
4. To seize by authority d. Protagonist
5. Something that cannot be defeated       e. Fatal 
6. Hater of mankind f. Instigation
7. Not allowing the passage of light       g. Famine
8. An assembly of worshippers     h. Excursion
9. The act of provoking and goading a man i. Invincible
10. One who cannot be easily pleased     j. Epitome
11. Words or phrases inscribed on a tomb   k. Omnipotent
12. To be biased against l. Opaque
13. Scarcity of food   m. Monarchy
14. Style of speaking well     n. Confiscate
15. The chief character in a story or drama o. Misanthrope
16. A short journey made by a group of people p. Epitaph
17. One who is all powerful   q. Solicitor 
18. One who fluently speaks many languages   r. Elocution
19. A legal advisor s. Congregation     
20. A disease that causes death   t. Genetics

Answers

1. A short summary of a book or speech - Epitome
2. Science dealing with heredity - Genetics
3. Government by king/ queen - Monarchy
4. To seize by authority - Confiscate
5. Something that cannot be defeated - Invincible
6. Hater of mankind - Misanthrope
7. Not allowing the passage of light - Opaque
8. An assembly of worshippers - Congregation
9. The act of provoking and goading a man - Instigation
10. One who cannot be easily pleased - Fastidious
11. Words or phrases inscribed on a tomb - Epitaph
12. To be biased against - Prejudiced
13. Scarcity of food - Famine
14. Style of speaking well - Elocution
15. The chief character in a story or drama - Protagonist
16. A short journey made by a group of people - Excursion
17. One who is all powerful - Omnipotent
18. One who fluently speaks many languages - Polyglot
19. A legal advisor - Solicitor       
20. A disease that causes death - Fatal

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