To compress the language we need to learn one-word substitutes. Substitution means instead of. So to replace a sentence we can use one word. This also makes work more succinct, instead of convoluted. The meaning is identical, yet the sentence is shorter. This adds a complexity to writing.
For Eg: ‘He works for the welfare of women.’ Instead, you can say he is a feminist.
Do you know? An image can save a page. Likewise, one word can concise the matter or pages of information. Now I want to let you know some of the One Word Substitutes.
1. Antiquary: A person who studies, collects or sells ancients relics.Eg: Rakhesh has a habit of antiquary.
2. Amateur: A person who does something for pleasure not as a job.Eg: The tournament is open to both amateurs and professionals.
3. Blasphemy: Impious words uttered against God.Eg: Many people found the film ‘Peeke’ blasphemous.
4. Bigot : A person who has prejudiced religious views.Eg: Most of the people have bigot beliefs about religion.
5. Bibliophile: A great lover of books.Eg: Dr. BR Ambedkar was a bibliophile.
6. Cannibal: Man who eats human flesh.Eg: A tribe of cannibals are living in deepest forests.
7. Celibacy: The state of being unmarried.Eg: Swami Vivekananda had taken celibacy throughout his life.
8. Complacent: A person who is satisfied with one’s own character and achievement.Eg: We must not become complacent about progress.
9. Connoisseur: A sensitive critic and judge or expert of an art.Eg: Leonardo da Vinci was a connoisseur of Italian painting.
10.Dead lock: A situation which brings progress to a stand still or complete failure.Eg: The strike appeared to have reached deadlock.
11. Despot : A ruler with absolute powers or one who uses it in a cruel way.Eg: The politician used his power in despotic manner.
12. Encyclopedia: A book which gives information on all branches of knowledge.Eg: The great Aristotle had an encyclopedic brain. He touched all subjects on the earth except medicine.
13. Extempore: A speech delivered without previous preparation.Eg: She has an ability to deliver extempore speeches.
14. Effeminate: A person who has female qualities.Eg: His behavior seems to be effeminate.
15. Eccentric: A person who has strange habits.Eg: Most people considered him a harmless eccentric.
16. Fanatic: A person filled with excessive religious sentiments.Eg: He is fanatical about religious issues.
17. Fortitude: The quality of courage in adverse circumstances.Eg: Subhash Chandra Bose had shown his fortitude in freedom movement.
18. Fiasco: A matter which ends in failure or disaster.Eg: What a fiasco the cyclone is!
19. Fallible: A person who is prone to make mistakes.Eg: All human beings are fallible.
20. Fatalist: A person who believes fate.Eg: Ramesh is always a fatalist.
21. Famish: A person who suffers from starvation.Eg: When’s lunch? I am famished!
22. Genocide: The killing of a race.Eg: As a result of genocide in the small nation, thousands of children have now become homeless orphans.
23. Hedonist: A person who lives for pleasure.Eg: Naresh is a hedonist.
24. Honorary: A post for which no salary is paid.Eg: Geetha is an honorary director of the Company.
25. Harangue: A prolonged and noisy speech before a large audience.Eg: He delivered a harangue speech.
26. Invulnerable: That cannot be wounded or defeated.Eg: Vivekananda confidence is invulnerable by anybody.
27. Isthmus: Narrow neck of land connecting two bigger land masses.Eg: Between Ireland and England there is an isthmus.
28. Impunity: Exemption from punishment.Eg: He got impunity from his teacher.
29. Loquacious: A person who talks much.Eg: Himani is a loquacious.
30. Lucrative: An undertaking or profession that fetches handsome profit.Eg: Ramya started a lucrative business.
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31. Linguist: A person who is well-versed in many languages.Eg: Dr Samuel Johnson was a famous linguist.
32. Latent: Power is hidden in a man.Eg: Every man has latent talent inside.
33. Livery: A dress meant for servants.Eg: The manager distributed a livery for the people.
34. Liturgy: A kind of public worship in a church.Eg: The preacher has just completed the liturgy.
35. Misanthrope: A person who hates mankind.Eg: Hitler was a Misanthrope [especially hated Jews].
36. Monopoly: the complete control of trade in particular goods.Eg: In the past central government had a monopoly on television broadcasting.
37. Misogynist: A person who hates woman.Eg: He is a misogynist.
38. Misogamist: A person who hates marriage.Eg: Vijay is a misogamist.
39. Monotheism: A belief that there is only one God.Eg: Buddhism supports monotheism.
40. Maiden: A speech delivered for the first time.Eg: The maiden speech made by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago.
41. Matin: Morning Prayer in a church.Eg: The Bishop has completed matin just now.
42. Neologism: A new word coined by an author.Eg: The word realism neologised by Champfleury, a French novelist.
43. Novice: A person who is new to a trade or profession.Eg: Pratap is a novice to this business.
44. Notorious: A person noted for bad reputation.Eg: Nepolian was a notorious ruler.
45. Obituary: A notification or a notice of a person’s death in newspaper.Eg: An obituary was published in newspapers on Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's life.
46. Pedant: A person who has keen desire to show off his knowledge and learning.Eg: Vinay is a pedant.
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