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One Word Substitution Unique & The Most Helpful. OWS Part 18

In the realm of language proficiency assessments, mastering one word substitution (OWS) is pivotal, especially when preparing for exams such as the SSC, including the prestigious SSC CGL. From the foundational stages, like Class 3, students begin encountering these exercises, where a single word stands in for more complex concepts. As learners progress, they compile a growing list of one word substitutions to enhance their command over English. Examples of these one word substitutes abound, with terms like ‘cynosure’ highlighting the focal point and ‘ephemeral’ encapsulating fleeting moments. These exercises are not only integral for exams but also for broader linguistic proficiency in everyday English one word substitution scenarios. Embracing these substitutes provides an easy yet effective way to navigate the intricacies of language, ensuring a solid foundation for success in language assessments.

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1701 TROUPE a group of dancers, artists or acrobats By his second day in our troupe I was making a habit of riding in his wagon. Violet had very few materials with which to invent something, and she didn’t want to wander around the house looking for more for fear of arousing the suspicions of Count Olaf and his troupe.
1702 TORRENT of abusive invectives By the summer of 1940, the flow of government money into the Rad Lab had grown into a torrent. Down like lashing whips fell a torrent of black rain.
1703 TUFT of grass ,hair In the light, she had her first real close-up look at the baby, the tuft of dark hair, the thick-lashed hazel eyes, the pink cheeks, and lips the color of ripe pomegranate. Then he and Mags pull blades of the sharp grass that grows in five-foot-high tufts and begin to weave them together into mats.
1704 BARRAGE in questions The remaining Earthborn threw barrage after barrage of stone and mud. This bombardment is too much for the poor devils, they have been sent straight from a recruiting-depot into a barrage that is enough to turn an old soldier’s hair grey.
1705 AGRONOMY the science of soil management and the production of field crops And remember, our farmers are no longer farmers from agriculture colleges in agronomy, they’re engineers, software/hardware engineers. The following morning we drove 5,000 feet above the lushly carpeted valley on the slopes of the irascible Poás Volcano, to the two-year-old Starbucks global agronomy complex and visitors’ center called Hacienda Alsacia.
1706 ALCHEMY chemistry in ancient times It was fitting, then, that when he entered the university, he made his place in the college of alchemy. The issue of replication is central to a topic of foremost importance for any understanding of the Scientific Revolution: the demise of alchemy.
1707 ARBORICULTURE cultivation of tress and vegetables Using a technique called “arboriculture,” the company aims to integrate each design into the surroundings. Ms Waring, who specialises on preparing plans for protecting trees on development sites, said jobs in arboriculture also included research, lecturing and charity campaign roles.
1708 DACTYLOGRAPHIC the study of finger prints for the purpose of identification If so, the writing could not be fundamentally pictographic or metaphorical; rather, most of the symbols must stand for letters or syllables. The drive to communicate is evident in the Mayan development of a pictographic language, as in a richly colored codex of 1350 A.D., inscribed on deerskin ” a rare treasure.
1709 ETHOLOGY the study of animal behaviour He is the founder of ethology, which is the science of animal behavior. These changes in behavior, so important to evolution, are studied in a discipline known as behavioral biology, or ethology, at the interface between population biology and psychology.
1710 EUGENICS the study of production of better offspring by the careful selection of parents This was the pseudoscience of eugenics, whose many followers believed they could improve the human species through careful breeding. Galton had already coined a name for this effort”eugenics, the betterment of the human race via artificial selection of genetic traits and directed breeding of human carriers.
1711 ERGONOMY the study of effect of environment on workers But now the autonomy of this interior domain, long regarded as inviolate, is open to question. As Franklin and many others noted, Indian life”not only among the Haudenosaunee, but throughout the Northeast”was characterized by a level of personal autonomy unknown in Europe.
1712 HELIOTHERAPY the sun therapy At the time, the medical community believed prolonged exposure to the sun, or heliotherapy, to be the best treatment for the two strains of tuberculosis most commonly found in children. Some doctors thought alpine air was the reason TB patients fared better, but others believed in “heliotherapy.”
1713 ODONTOLOGY the study of teeth Forensic odontology, which purported to match bitemarks in human flesh to a suspect’s teeth, has now been relegated to the history books. Among the specialists called on to assist in the identification of victims is Jim Wood, an expert in forensic odontology, the use of dental records to match teeth found in the ashes.
1714 ORTHOEPY the study of correct pronunciation It is true that the pedantry of scholarship has put its sovereign veto against the practice of writing words as they are spoken, even could the orthoepy ever have been settled by an unquestioned standard. The orthography is according to Jack’s orthoepy, for there are various spellings of the word.
1715 PHONETICS the study of speech sounds and production, transmission , reception “Madame,” Princesse said, calling upon her phonetics lessons in order to sound less native and more French. Their teacher, a charming eight-months-pregnant young woman dressed in a traditional Indian sari, moved seamlessly among British, American, and Canadian accents as she demonstrated reading a paragraph designed to highlight phonetics.
1716 PHYSIOGNOMY the study of human face Aunt Jessie was a devotee of palm reading, one of the “minor superstitions” that was in vogue, along with seances, phrenology, and physiognomy. But I liked his physiognomy even less than before: it struck me as being at the same time unsettled and inanimate.
1717 PALAEOGRAPHY the study of ancient writing He edited a railway magazine and worked for the International Wool Secretariat, an industry group, while resuming his education through correspondence courses for a bachelor’s degree and master’s in bibliography and paleography. He demonstrated his ability to accurately transcribe a barely-legible original manuscript of Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” by disporting his skills in paleography, the study of ancient and antiquated writing systems.
1718 RHETORIC the art of elegant speech or writing “Yes, I heard. I don’t know if I want to hear the rhetoric tonight,” Mr. Malloy says. In his comic play The Clouds, Aristophanes, writing in 420 bc, lampooned rhetoric as the art of weak reasoning, “which by false arguments triumphs over the strong.”
1719 SPELELOGY the study of caves In Italy we are told of “the fallen angel of French speleology”, Marcel Loubens, who winches himself into an abyss only to have his belt clip snap. In 1964, when he was 18, the high school dropout parlayed his amateur prowess in speleology into a job as a technician at the newly formed National Institute of Hydraulic Resources.
1720 EUPHEMISM use of mild word in place of words required by truth As we have seen, the inhabitants of neighboring towns were”to borrow a modern euphemism””incentivized” to resettle there. However painful it must have been to predicate the harsh word dead of a beloved sister, no euphemism”has passed away, is no longer with us”could have ended that sentence.
1721 NOMOLOGY study of law To find these implicit pictures, mathematicians use a technique known as persistent homology. The various metabolic processes and core functions in E. coli share homology with higher organisms.
1722 PALAEONTOLOGY study of fossils Minutes into the new series, a curator at the Natural History Museum is asked what the keeper of palaeontology does. It draws on his interpretation of recent discoveries in palaeontology, microbiology and genetics and he is eager to see how his arguments are received.
1723 PANTHEON temple dedicated to all the gods Tristan und Isolde is an out-and-out masterpiece, with sweeping, yearning themes, deserving of its place in music’s pantheon, whatever it may or may not have innovated. His focus, indeed his obsession, was the interior architecture of his own remembrances, the construction of an Adams version of American history, a spacious room of his own within the American pantheon.
1724 LIMNOLOGY the study of physical phenomenon of lakes I went on to study chemistry as an undergraduate student in Mexico City, did a master’s degree in limnology and then moved to the Riviera Maya on the Yucatán Peninsula. Zisette is also a limnologist ” limnology is the study of inland waters ” so he knows Green Lake well, and how it compares with other Seattle-area lakes.
1725 FELONY serious crime like murder ,arson Among these were the rights to purchase a gun and carry it concealed and the power of arrest: on duty or off, we could make arrests for any felony or misdemeanor we witnessed. “On the charge of first-degree felony murder, the jury finds the defendant . . . guilty.”
1726 RECESS secret place difficult to reach When there were only seven minutes left in recess, Danny Hupfer declared that we had served our time, and even if Mrs. Baker hadn’t come back yet, we deserved our cream puffs. She got that gleam in her eye and started out full blast, and Toby settled back, feeling sure she was good for the rest of the time until recess.
1727 CONVENTICLE secret religious meeting In the heated conventicle of my front room, the longed-for hope of being able to “save” took on a meaning not normally advanced by the banking community. “Who is responsible for this conventicle?” he continued, urging his horse towards the ducking stool.
1728 SUPERCILIOUS showing contemptuous indifference Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. The innkeeper glanced from his paper and gave us a supercilious up-and-down look.
1729 EPIGRAM a short saying or poem which express an idea in a very clever and amusing way I vacuumed books for epigrams, scraps of information, ideas, themes”anything to fill the hollow within me and make me feel educated. I was a bit uncomfortable”after the story I’d just heard”with the Callimachean epigrams having to do with flushed cheeks, and wine, and the kisses of fair-limbed youths by torchlight.
1730 OPPROBRIUM scornful and contemptuous language As a vigorous Protestant himself, Ruskin intervened to rescue his protégés from the opprobrium of Dickens. Nevertheless, I envisage a blizzard of opprobrium enveloping Hakim, for she has set out here a thesis seemingly purpose-built to inflame the passions of a wide swathe of the opinionated.
1731 HOROLOGY science of time Hugo had come to understand the connection between horology and magic that his father had talked about. And certainly my first day I went to horology school in Manchester and the first day it was just like an awakening, really.
1732 ETIOLOGY science of the causes of diseases In 2012, several further studies corroborated these initial findings, strengthening the links between these variants of mental illness and family histories and deepening questions about their etiology, epidemiology, triggers, and instigators. Stuck in analytic overdrive, she lets her marital tensions and history of childhood abuse recede into the shadows of etiology, even as she adduces subtext and sub-subtext to Adam’s every wobble.
1733 KALOLOGY science of human beauty I could not see the analogy, but did not like to admit it; so I harked back to what he had denied:” Taking our previous analogies for punctuation, what happens when it isn’t used?
1734 JURISPRUDENCE science and philosophy of human law The justification for the implicit doublespeak””we do not racial-profile; we just stop people based on race””can be explained in part by the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence. Within a few years after the drug war was declared, however, many legal scholars noted a sharp turn in the Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment jurisprudence.
1735 EMBOSS to raise a pattern or design on the surface of something She wishes she could ask Nikhil if he’s seen it”a small green clothbound book missing its dust jacket, the title embossed in a rectangle of black on the spine. Her name had been embossed on the bracelet in glittery silver, making it shimmer.
1736 PERSPICACIOUS quick to judge and understand By then she had performed unfalteringly under the twins’ perspicacious scrutiny and had confounded all their expectations. The Institution congratulates you on your perspicacious find.
1737 DISTORT pull out of usual shape In another instant, his mouth was distorted into a horizontal figure-8, and he was crying mightily. The ghost’s face distorted in a silent scream of agony, but his eyes looked bored, even a little annoyed, as if the scream was just an automatic reflex he couldn’t control.
1738 CARNIVAL public marry making and feasting When the wash was done, we heaved the armfuls of wet clothes into the dryers and watched them tumbling around as if they were on some fun carnival ride. Lights flicked on and house-doors opened all down the street, to watch the carnival set up.
1739 CIRCUMVENT prevent from being carried out Hera kept silence then, but her thoughts were busy as to how she might help the Greeks and circumvent Zeus. He had done this, according to the press, to circumvent the authority of the cabinet and increase his own power.
1740 CANOPHILIST lover of dogs I am taking the liberty of enclosing my wristwatch which you may keep in your possession for the duration of the conflict. “I couldn’t tell you about Crow’s relationship to Sam Westing”conflict of interest, you understand.”
1741 CONSCIENTIOUS guided by one’s sense of duty Like his brothers, he was hardworking and conscientious, but he had no love for it and in return it did not yield to him. He appreciated the sheriffs answer; it cast a favorable moral light on his witness and gave him the authority of the conscientious man, for which there was ultimately no substitute.
1742 DRAUGHT gust of wing But that ain’t my place anymore, and I swallow my concern like a bitter draught. It was clear and cold, and he took many draughts.
1743 OBLATION offering made to god Just as oblations to the poor will puff up one’s sense of self, “tipping well” ” 20 percent or more ” is a measure of one’s personal decency. I prefer the new book, agreeing with the author when she writes that in the diaries there is “something raw and dark, without salvation, a kind of oblation.”
1744 OMNIBUS gathering of all things She finds their Paris neighborhood daunting, though: “The bustle and activity of people and omnibuses”well it is just awful.” “What we shall want is a regular service of boats like that of an omnibus line in a city street,” he wrote.
1745 WREATH a garland of flowers The day after the death of Aureliano Segundo, one of the friends who had brought the wreath with the irreverent inscription offered to pay Fernanda some money that he had owed her husband. For all their beauty there was something sombre about them, funereal; they were like the wreaths, stiff and artificial, that you see beneath glass cases in a foreign churchyard.
1746 ENFRANCHISE give the right to vote The Nineteenth Amendment enfranchised women, but some states quickly moved to deny nonwhite women”and men”the right to vote. “Not because it enfranchises black men, but because it does not enfranchise all women, black and white.”
1747 POSTERITY future generation Their faces command relatives in foreign lands””Send money””and posterity forever””Put food in front of this picture.” Very little is known about his life, but among the works he left for posterity there was a great summary of astronomy, based on 500 years of Greek astronomical and cosmological thinking.
1748 TANTRUM fit for bad temper or anger So ” after many tantrums, after arguments that shook Harry’s bedroom floor, and many tears from Aunt Petunia ” the new regime had begun. “La, no Miss, but he’s had a scene with Mr. Laurie, who is in one of his tantrums about something, which vexes the old gentleman, so I dursn’t go nigh him.”
1749 BENEDICTION blessing given by priest Turner heard them ripping the surface all around him, and felt the diamond spray sprinkle down on him in the moonlight like a benediction. He called across a benediction, as is customary among travellers, and asked how far the road still was to the large town.
1750 SUBJUGATE bring under control in war Over the course of the next 15 years, New Zealand was convulsed by the so-called Musket Wars, as musketless tribes either acquired muskets or were subjugated by tribes already armed with them. If Minya had gotten Skathis’s power, she wondered, would she be any different from him, or would she willingly subjugate a whole population, and justify it all within the rigid parameters of justice.
1751 VIABLE that can live without outside help In the twenty years between 1687 and 1707 he worked towards the construction of a viable steam engine, but in the end he failed. Only big industrial farms that could act as distributors for vuvv foodstuffs stayed viable.
1752 INDIGNANT angry at injustice Therefore she was so indignant after the dream that instead of hating him, she felt an irresistible urge to see him. “Sister,” Ma Charles said, and now she was indignant.
1753 PERVERSION change to something abnormal , unnatural “Well, first of all, this wasn’t of my making. I had an idea, and the result is a gross perversion of it.” And a vicious fate it was to be: now he was faced with the perversion of having to GO TO WORK.
1754 ETHOS habitual character and deposition In the use of commonplaces, you can see where logos and ethos intersect. The ethos of atomic physics”the relentless drive to find irreducible particles, universal mechanisms, and systematic explanations”would soon permeate biology and drive the discipline toward new methods and new questions.
1755 ANNIHILATE to destroy Then came Pope Julius, and he found the Church powerful, possessing all of the Romagna, having destroyed the Roman barons, and having annihilated their factions by Alexander’s blows. I waited for the sound of a parent’s annihilated voice.
1756 ATAVISM recurrence of some disease after generation or similarity in special features with remote ancestors So, yeah, Annie and I pretty much shut it all out, scooted our desks close together, held hands on my lap”score one for atavism!”and whispered and mouthed our own unobserved conversation. As if it came from an atavism deeper than fear, I used to add “brother” silently to boys’ names.
1757 AMELIORATE to make better , to improve or to lift or a better place She had a notion about the air down here and its ameliorating effects on the circulation. The accused have told me and their counsel have told me that the accused who were all leaders of the non-European population were motivated entirely by a desire to ameliorate these grievances.
1758 COLLOQUIALISM any language speaking only But for the pageant, she doesn’t want to hear me speak any street talk, or, as she calls it, colloquialisms. Throughout, Moss’s voice is conversational, punctuated with frequent ellipses and colloquialisms: “Oh well.”
1759 DELINQUENT a person who fails in the performance of this duty or commits and offence Buphead has officially been a juvenile delinquent even longer than Byron. Byron had just turned thirteen so he was officially a teenage juvenile delinquent and didn’t think it was “cool” to touch anybody or let anyone touch him, even if it meant he froze to death.
1760 EMERITUS a professor who has retired from service Alan Wolfe, a distinguished professor emeritus at Boston College and prolific scholar of American political thought, gives us “The Politics of Petulance: America in an Age of Immaturity.” He began approaching local leaders and experts, including Ronnie Theisz, a professor emeritus at Black Hills State University and the author of several books on Lakota culture.
1761 EMANCIPATE to free from the confines of something to liberate from In the saddle, emancipated from their bodies, Pollard, Woolf, and all other reinsmen sailed eight feet over the world, emphatically free, emphatically alive. Her father told her stories of how the recently emancipated black people were essentially re-enslaved by former Confederate officers and soldiers, who used violence, intimidation, lynching, and peonage to keep African Americans subordinate and marginalized.
1762 FACTITIOUS something artificial having the appearance of some thing got up I hadn’t known what factitious meant, so I looked it up in the dictionary. It’s good that he’s sharing it with us, but it comes packaged with a theme so transparently factitious that one can’t take it seriously.
1763 FICTITIOUS as opposed to realistic , imagined not real Agloe, New York, is a fictitious village created by the Esso company in the early 1930s and inserted into tourist maps as a copyright trap, or paper town. He was tell and thin, and wore his coats padded, which gave a fictitious breadth and depth to his shoulders and chest.
1764 GEOTROPISM tendency to grow downwards Then we studied geotropism by observing how our plant grew toward the ceiling, even after we tipped the plant on its side for a few days. The relations between vegetable and animal geotropism have been more recently investigated by J. Loeb.
1765 INTRANSIGENT a person who has a most uncompromising attitude especially on politics In refusing to do so he was simply being greedy, intransigent and ruled by unfounded fears and mistaken beliefs. In fact, the most intransigent got fed “the loaf” for the first few days.
1766 INNUENDO a subtle allusive and generally deprecatory remark There’s a steady flow of news and innuendo, and it’s hard to discern the truth. It was not just sexism”but the innuendo of sexism that was exhausting: the energy spent parsing perceived slights or deciphering unintended puns.
1767 MUNDANE belonging to this word , earthly Perhaps it was desperation because I felt so poorly, but I think the reason was more mundane: curiosity. Over the life of the fair the hospital treated 11,602 patients, sixty-four a day, for injuries and ailments that suggest that the mundane sufferings of people have not changed very much over the ages.
1768 METAPHOR application of name or descriptive term to an object to which it is not literally applicable It is a metaphor for dealing with a problem when it is still small and before it grows into something LARGER, Ms. Hardwick says, looking dead at you. I can think of several creatures that seem designed for this function, if you will accept a microbestiary, and if you are looking for metaphors.
1769 MACABRE a scene or situation which is gruesomely imaginative or full of gruesome details I’m tempted to say that Thursday evening was peculiar, or perhaps macabre, but the fact is, I have no bill-filling adjectives for Thursday evening. It sounds macabre, but when Mother realized that after she’s dead, she won’t be able to tell me what to wear anymore, she came up with this ingenious postmortem system.
1770 MUTATION a change that befalls something The explanation is that occasional individual almond trees have a mutation in a single gene that prevents them from synthesizing the bitter-tasting amygdalin. It is a long wait before a mutation makes an organism work better.
1771 NIHILIST one who believes in the philosophy that nothing has real existence More precisely, the composer Matt Marks’s piece ” roughly an hour long, including brief transitional blackouts and costume changes ” is described as a “post-Christian nihilist pop opera,” a designation that implies much while confirming little. Its 250 residents ” mostly octogenarians ” are “freethinkers, spiritual searchers, social and ecological activists, nihilists, and some of the few hippies still alive in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
1772 NOSTRUM a quick remedy or apparent medicine or similarly a pet scheme Superstition was a widely available nostrum for people powerless against the miseries of famine, pestilence and deadly doctrinal conflict. Though, indeed, the vendor of a certain nostrum has vulgarised the truism to the very point of contempt.
1773 PERORATION a passage marking the close of speech The point is that the peroration shapes the impression” intellectually, yes, but above all in terms of emotion or tone” with which the audience comes away from your speech. For Sturm und Drang, there’s not much to beat the peroration of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 Fourth of July address.
1774 PEDAGOGUE a school teacher or a man affecting learning When he arrived at the Tanforan stables where he was initially interred, he thought like a pedagogue, concerned first for the children he saw around him. Founded in 1933, the school was modeled after the Bauhaus in Germany, and the émigré German Bauhaus painter, pedagogue and color theorist Josef Albers guided Black Mountain through some of its early years.
1775 PROTOTYPE original modal The yin fixes the yang, the image restores the original: with DNA, as with Dorian Gray, the prototype is constantly reinvigorated by its portrait. “Just come out ” prototype “” a square-jawed wizard was telling his companion.
1776 RUMINATE to mediate, to pander over a question I saved it for later, to ruminate over and over that I had made her laugh, that I could make her laugh. He indicated the reclining ersatz animal, which continued to ruminate attentively, still watching alertly for any indication of oats.
1777 RECALCITRANT a person who refuses compliance with “Mr. McNamara, is this child your main offender, your chief suspect, or a recalcitrant informer?” In the past he had had the reputation of being recalcitrant, stubborn, a player who marched to his own beat and always seemed to fight off the brainwashing aspects of the Mojo mystique.
1778 SOPHIST a reasoned willing to avail himself of fallacies that will help his case The sophists”of whom Gorgias was one of the first examples”were essentially just private tutors who trained Athenian aristocrats in philosophy and rhetoric. He often fought the urge to raise his own voice from behind the kitchen door and tell her to shut up, especially when she called Master a sophist.
1779 SOLECISM a very delicate flaw or mistake which is not expected from the person making it Getting your itses mixed up is the greatest solecism in the world of punctuation. A man so conventional, so scrupulously correct as the Director”and to commit so gross a solecism!
1780 SACRAMENT a symbolic religious ceremony especially baptism Alex hasn’t been a good Catholic in a long time, but he knows confession is a sacrament. If it became a sacrament, Ben felt that he would be a high priest, a cardinal of the upward stroke, a pope of wasted seed.
1781 SANGUINE abounding in blood When the man was Lancelot who was mad on God in any case, you had to be both sanguine and cruel to expect him like that at alL But women are cruel in this way. She was beautiful, sanguine, hot-tempered, demanding, impulsive, acquisitive, charming”she had all the proper qualities for a man-eater.
1782 SENTENTIOUS affectedly and pompously formal person or style But there are sententious passages where Yusuf swaps funny for earnest. Aestheticism combated the popular anecdotal, sentimental, morally sententious art of the Victorians.
1783 TRANSCENDENTAL that which surpasses “Holism” suggests something biologically transcendental because of “holy,” although it was intended more simply to mean a complete assemblage of living units. Over a longer stretch of time, the Farewell Address achieved transcendental status, ranking alongside the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address as a seminal statement of America’s abiding principles.
1784 USURY the practise of taking exorbitant or excessive interest on the money lent It was how Jackson got locals to trust him instead of the banks, even though his rates were straight usury as well. I reckon he thinks they’d get him on the usury law if he netted more than eight percent.
1785 VENAL guilty of accepting bribes extremely mercenary “But pride, venal pride, got the better of you. And to think, all this time we could’ve been working together toward a common good!” If in the course of it, you can make your opponents sound venal or even deranged, so much the better.
1786 BLONDE a man or woman with skin and hair or auburn colour Her hair was cut short and pixie-ish now, blonder than in the pictures, but there was no question of her identity. Two days of the week, I had homeroom with my English teacher, Mrs. Downs, a young blonde who had taught only one other class in her life.
1787 CONTUMACY wilful and persistent resistance to lawful authority The House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling has identified “contumacy” on behalf of the Director in his refusal to answer a Congressional subpoena. Monsieur le Chevalier, we shall excuse you for your contumacy, having the means of arriving at information by a higher power.
1788 APHONIA total loss of voice If aphonia and difficulty of both inspiration and expiration be present at the same time, there is certainly membranous occlusion. A striking form of inability to co-ordinate muscles so as to enable them to perform their ordinary function is aphonia, or mutism, sometimes spoken of as hysterical mutism.
1789 ATTENUATE to make thin or fine or to reduce the strength Jacob strolled to a nearby driftwood tree that had its roots sticking out like the attenuated legs of a huge, pale spider. In Pascal’s account of why the mercury does not descend in the Torricellian tube the formal and material causes are so attenuated as to be uninteresting, and the final cause has disappeared completely.
1790 SURREPTITIOUS stealthy done With a surreptitious glance at the king, she jabbed Yishan sharply with her elbow. She has spent half the exam time drawing surreptitious cartoons of various teachers in the school, which she shows to me on the way home, laughing her exaggerated laugh.
1791 PANDEMONIUM wild and noisy disorder It never entered her head that they would elect her beauty queen of the carnival pandemonium. As the leaders crossed the line, pandemonium ensued.
1792 JUXTAPOSE placing a thing beside another “They are now juxtaposing their typical day against this new feeling, what it feels like to not have cortisol going through the roof,” he says. By juxtaposing the pieces of paper against each other and overlapping one color with another, one can almost produce every shade of color.
1793 DESERTION the abandonment of one’s country or cause He knew his desertion would be salt in the still-raw wound of his son’s disgrace. Demetrius, who screamed in futile rage after he watched his ten-year-old brother whipped to death by the Commandant for desertion.
1794 DIATRIBE bitter and violent attack in words Charles was good-natured, and slow to anger, but he was sometimes so disturbed by these anti-Catholic diatribes that his very teacup would clatter upon its saucer. My intense devotion to the cause of justice has led to this lengthy diatribe, and 1 feel that my Levy circle-within-a- circle is zooming upward to new successes and heights.
1795 EMBANKMENT a wall built to prevent the sea or a river from flooding an area The jump back to the embankment is harder this time cuz we’re so wet and weak but I take a running shot at it and then catch Viola as she comes tumbling after me. Cade and I followed the muddy wheel ruts through the waist-high grass down the slope of the river’s embankment.
1796 TRIVIAL something that is poisonous or unhealthy Memphis was not a small town like Jackson; it was urban and I felt that no one would hold the trivial trouble I had had in Jackson against me. He asked me to decide on the most trivial matters, as if he were baiting me.
1797 CONCEITED to have a very high opinion of oneself She told Roberta he was too conceited–and the reason she thought he was conceited was because he happened to mention to her that he was captain of the debating team. “Maybe I’m conceited and maybe I’m not, but there still isn’t anybody that can ride him like I can ride him,” he said.
1798 SOPRANO the highest singing voice in women or boys or a music in highest voice I fought down laughter at the thought of Wilem as a soprano and shook my head. There rose a soprano clamor from all three boys as they rocked the boat in arching their tender necks to see.
1799 SHROUD winding sheet of a corpse “Don’t use such dreadful expressions,” replied Meg from the depths of the veil in which she had shrouded herself like a nun sick of the world. It was shrouded in a murky green mist, but as it got closer, the campers and Hunters gasped.
1800 BIBULOUS fond of much alcoholic drinks The first version of Lord Charles was based on a bibulous version of Stan Laurel. He also had charm and arrogance in equal measure, and a streak both bibulous and promiscuous, all of which he acknowledged in later life as his manner softened and his habits waned.

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1. What is One Word Substitution?

One Word Substitution involves using a single word to replace a longer phrase or expression, condensing complex ideas into concise terms for effective communication.

2. Where can I find resources like PDFs for One Word Substitution?

PDFs compiling extensive lists of One Word Substitutions from A to Z are available online, offering examples and meanings, aiding in language proficiency and vocabulary building.

3. Are there One Word Substitution exercises available in languages other than English?

Yes, One Word Substitution exercises are available in various languages, including Hindi and Gujarati, catering to learners from different linguistic backgrounds.

4. Could you provide some One Word Substitution examples?

Certainly! Here are a few examples:

  • Euphemism: A polite word used to replace a harsh one.
  • Altruistic: Showing selfless concern for others.
  • Omnipotent: Having unlimited power.
  • Quintessential: Representing the most perfect example.
  • Nostalgia: A sentimental longing for the past.

5. How can I find the meaning of One Word Substitutions in Gujarati?

Online platforms or dictionaries may provide translations or meanings of One Word Substitutions in Gujarati for reference.

6. Do you have a PDF with One Word Substitutions from A to Z?

There are PDF resources available that compile extensive lists of One Word Substitutions alphabetically, aiding in comprehensive vocabulary development and language proficiency.

7. Are there MCQs or questions related to One Word Substitutions?

Yes, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) focusing on One Word Substitutions are often part of language proficiency tests or educational assessments.

8. How can I practice One Word Substitution questions?

You can find practice questions online or in study materials designed specifically for language proficiency exams, aiding in better understanding and application of One Word Substitutions.

9. What’s the importance of understanding One Word Substitutions?

Mastery over One Word Substitutions enhances language proficiency, aiding in clearer and more concise communication while broadening vocabulary.

10. Where can I find the meaning of specific One Word Substitutions?

Online dictionaries, language learning platforms, or specific reference books often provide meanings and usage examples for various One Word Substitutions.


11. Can you provide some common One Word Substitution Examples?

Certainly! Here are a few examples:

  • Altruistic: Showing selfless concern for others.
  • Euphemism: A polite word used in place of a harsh one.
  • Omnipotent: Having unlimited power.
  • Nostalgia: Sentimental longing for the past.
  • Verbose: Using more words than necessary.

12. Where can I find One Word Substitution Examples with Answers?

Online resources, study guides, or practice test materials often offer One Word Substitution examples with accompanying answers for self-assessment and learning.

13. Is there a PDF available with One Word Substitution Examples?

Yes, PDFs containing lists of One Word Substitution Examples are accessible online, providing a comprehensive resource for expanding vocabulary and language proficiency.

14. Are there Easy One Word Substitution Examples for beginners?

Absolutely! Examples like ‘Homebody’ for a person who prefers staying at home or ‘Novice’ for a beginner are simple yet effective examples suitable for beginners.

15. Are there One Word Substitution Examples available in Hindi?

Yes, resources providing One Word Substitution Examples in Hindi are available to aid Hindi-speaking learners in enhancing their vocabulary and language skills.

16. Can you offer One Word Substitution Examples suitable for Class 7 students?

Certainly! Examples like ‘Abundant’ for plentiful or ‘Bizarre’ for strange can be helpful and engaging for Class 7 students, aiding in their language development.

17. Do you have a list of 50 One Word Substitution Examples?

Here are 10 examples:

  • Apathy: Lack of interest or concern.
  • Dexterity: Skill in performing tasks.
  • Dormant: Inactive or sleeping.
  • Enigma: Something mysterious or puzzling.
  • Facade: The front view of a building.
  • Gregarious: Fond of company or sociable.
  • Insolent: Rude or disrespectful.
  • Jubilant: Feeling or expressing great happiness.
  • Maverick: A non-conformist or independent-minded person.
  • Nefarious: Wicked or criminal in nature.

18. Is there a compilation of 100 One Word Substitution Examples available?

While providing 100 examples here might be exhaustive, numerous resources online compile extensive lists of One Word Substitution Examples to aid in learning and language proficiency.

19. Can you offer 20 One Word Substitution Examples?

Absolutely! Here are a few more examples:

  • Quintessential: Representing the most perfect example.
  • Ravenous: Extremely hungry or famished.
  • Surreptitious: Secretive or stealthy.
  • Ubiquitous: Present everywhere or widespread.
  • Voracious: Having a huge appetite.

20. Could you provide One Word Substitution Examples with meanings?

Certainly! Here are a few:

  • Epitome: A perfect example or embodiment.
  • Indolent: Lazy or idle.
  • Labyrinth: A complex maze or network of paths.
  • Myriad: Countless or a large number.
  • Panacea: A solution or remedy for all problems.

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