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One Word Substitution Unique & The Most Helpful. OWS Part 27

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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2636  PACIFIST one who hates war, loves peace She was a committed pacifist, but she was receiving pressure from constituents who wanted her to support the president’s call to arms. He talked of the pacifist views he’d held before World War II. He talked of his love of world travel and the environment and college football.
2637  PESSIMIST  one who looks at the dark side of life I can’t seem to be a pessimist long enough to overlook the possibility of things being overwhelmingly good. “I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read ‘The Rise of the Coloured Empires’ by this man Goddard?”
2638  OPTIMIST  a person who looks at the bright side of things Chiron usually tried to be upbeat and optimistic. He’s got my father’s soft eyes and optimistic spirit, my mother’s implacability.
2639  PHILANDERER one who amuses oneself by love making  He tried to work out some method which was business and not philanthropy. The research philanthropies that had not yet made grants, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, signaled that they would look very favorably upon future applications.
2640  ORPHAN one who has lost one’s parents Marvin Stepson, who had spent years researching what had happened to his grandparents, told me, “Kelsie murdered them both, and left my father an orphan.” “The accused is the orphan girl Kira.”The man glanced at the papers but didn’t seem to be reading anything.
2641  PHILANTHROPIST one who loves mankind Because of contacts he’d made in the States with the Mellon family”wealthy heirs of Pittsburgh banker and philanthropist Andrew Mellon”he quickly headed to the town of Deschapelles, in the lower Artibonite Valley. “We occupy three beaux arts mansions that were originally private homes. The buildings are landmarked, and our donors today are philanthropists and supporters of education for girls.”
2642  MISANTHROPE  one who hates mankind He was elected over his own objections: He was too impatient with people, he freely admitted, and was basically a misanthrope. As a young boy he had been greatly disturbed by this revulsion which others did not seem to share, but having got a fine education, he learned, among other things, the word “misanthrope.”
2643  MARTYR one who dies for a noble cause Or perhaps she’s one of those, Pile it on, I can take it, a martyr. In one gruesome chapter, he had been standing on a subway platform, reincarnated as St. James, the Less, who was martyred by the Jews.
2644  MERCENARY one who does something for the sake of money (bad sense) Since you cannot be unarmed, you will have to turn to mercenary soldiers, who have the characteristics explained above. Greed, delusional visions of grandeur, the mercenary mercilessness that made every relationship expendable”Midland perfected all these long before they became the standard of the eighties around the rest of the country.
2645  COSMOPOLITAN a person who regards the whole world as his country It is probably here that the word cosmopolitan realized its true meaning”citizen, not just of a nation, but of the Cosmos.* She’d pictured deserts, donkeys, and carts”not so many busy, cosmopolitan cities, not so many Mercedes and BMW dealerships lining the highway heading north, not so many women in tight clothes and uncovered hair.
2646  CYNOSURE one who is a centre of attraction They were white people all, with faces turned to the cynosure of race. “The Forgotten Man” points to the rise and possible consolidation of a new nationalist, anti-cosmopolitan, anti-élitist élite, one that co-opts modern art’s cynosures of energy and novelty to express and inspire a militantly rightist agenda.
2647  CYNIC one who sneers at the beliefs of others “So much for being a cynic about love,” I go. “I’m a cynic!” she announced for no particular reason and in a too-loud voice.
2648  DEBONAIR suave (polished and light hearted person) It was something, all right, to see that slender young fellow standing debonairly at the bar among the truck drivers and ditch diggers. His small mustache was trimmed and looked as debonair as ever.
2649  DILETTANTE a dabbler in art, science and literature Our work together flushing out the more dilettante students has made this school a safer, purer place ” SCORPIUS: Has it? “It’s better up here away from the phonies and the dilettantes. Here I can do what I want and no one comes to sneer. You’re not a sneerer, are you?”
2650  COQUETTE a girl/woman who flirts with men Some travelers sit upright all night just to save a few bucks, but I prefer booking a bunk in a dormlike sleeping car called a “couchette” for the cost of a cheap hotel room. France is set to say au revoir to the couchette, as the country’s department of transport prepares to withdraw overnight train routes from Paris.
2651  EFFEMINATE a man who is womanish in his habits Among the drivers, there was an effeminate young man who talked with a lisp. What makes him despised is being considered changeable, frivolous, effeminate, cowardly, and irresolute.
2652  EGOIST a lover of oneself, of one’s advancement You’ll miss part of it, someone might translate on the fly to give you the gist, you pick up the rest from the context, and you just figure it out. That was about the gist that Dimple got.
2653  EGOTIST one who often talks of his achievements “Nay! fear not, you must be egotist, for it is of you that we think.” “Saying what you believe others want to hear is of course a form of lying,” Knausgaard writes and in doing so seems to revel in depicting himself as a narcissist, coward and single-minded egotist.
2654  FATALIST one who believes in fate Mrs. Beaverbrook, the fatalist, practically burst into tears and said in a timid little voice, “Oh, it’s so awful. Oh, the guns are so loud!””which is another way of saying “I’m so scared.” Her children came to regard her as “an extreme fatalist,” who calmly looked peril in the eye.
2655  HENPECKED a husband ruled by his wife He looked like a henpecked husband, a pushover, a sucker. “I swear, Gitl, that man is already henpecked and not even married to you yet.”
2656  HEDONIST one who believes that sensual pleasure is the chief good When the game was over, he promised himself to be the opposite of a hedonist. Nic spoke of the enduring prejudices faced by addicts, who are often seen as selfish hedonists.
2657  OMNIPRESENT one who is present everywhere I don’t know what it means to grow up with a black president, social networks, omnipresent media, and black women everywhere in their natural hair. And it isn’t the house full of the sick and dying, the bleeding backs, the gaunt-faced children, the marching boots, or the omnipresent misery that drives me under the fence.
2658  OMNIPOTENT one who is all powerful Like them she put a hand to her belly, supporting the world; she felt omnipotent and proud; and then a muscle in her back spasmed. The idea of an omnipotent creator God may help in formulating a theory of laws of nature, but it seems wrong to claim that it is a necessary precondition.
2659  OMNISCIENT one who knows all Mary Anne kicked him with her bare foot and shot him the finger, making sure that the sign was too low to be intercepted by her father’s omniscient eyes scanning the rearview mirror. Had he imagined that the library had omniscient fairies on staff to record everything that happened in the world, no matter how secret, or how far away?
2660  INFALLIBLE one who is free from all mistakes and failures Dr. Montague was confirmed, made infallible; under the sign which pointed the way to Route 39 was another sign saying: ASHTON, 121 MILES. I learned the other reason they waited for a thunderstorm to play when Jasper, trying to avoid Edward’s infallible fielding, hit a ground ball toward Carlisle.
2661  EMIGRANT  a person who leaves his country to settle in another country They try to get friendly with the migrants, telling them they have already done the train ride. The police saw about fifty migrants on top of the stopped train and headed toward the freight cars to arrest them.
2662  IMMIGRANT  a person who comes to a country from his own country for settling  Patrick Prendergast, the young mad Irish immigrant, took pride in Harrison’s renewed popularity and believed his own efforts at promoting the ex-mayor for reelection had had a lot do with the campaign’s new momentum. Not long before, a gang of immigrant toughs had rained rocks down on them as they crossed this very area.
2663  IMPOSTOR one who pretends to be somebody else “No, I thought not. You have not asked me, for instance, what is my favorite flavor of jam, to check that I am indeed Professor Dumbledore and not an impostor.” The power in it slammed the impostor back into the sand.
2664  RECLUSE one who lives in seclusion A recluse story contained more sense, but Royal thought the army part was claptrap. In the midst of a few foreign acres teeming with more than two hundred people, he had succeeded in becoming a recluse.
2665  NOMADIC one who journeys from place to place Giving up the nomadic lifestyle enabled women to have a child every year. Hence nomadic hunter-gatherer societies have few or no such full-time specialists, who instead first appear in sedentary societies.
2666  LIBERTINE a person who leads an immoral life She was aware of his libertine relationships with the women in the factory, but had ceased to be hurt by them. On their first night together she broke out in a rash just as the libertine was opening her bedroom door.
2667  MISOLOGIST  one who hates knowledge “Come on in, folks, and enjoy a good drink made by our expert mixologists to your exact specifications.” But there is one oft overlooked supporting player that’s been in the mixologist’s arsenal for generations, and it sits in most home pantries: honey.
2668  NAMESAKE a person having the same name as another I thought of my namesake, James Donovan, on the foundering Titanic. Bay Meadows had arranged to hold a charity day for crippled children on the April 16 date of its namesake handicap, and Howard couldn’t say no.
2669  NARCISSIST lover of self “I’m too ugly to be a narcissist,” he said. Maybe I was a narcissist or something, but when I realized it there in that moment at Oranjee, it made me like him even more.
2670  NOVICE one who is inexperienced in anything The novices who attended her reported that she spent a third of her waking hours with her son, another third in prayer, and the rest in her tub. In Utah, there were no laws prohibiting either activity, except among novice drivers.
2671  POLYGLOT one who speaks many languages The captain swore polyglot”very polyglot”polyglot with bloom and blood; but he could do nothing. Along the way, someone substituted the Latin ending pi for the Greek podes and came up with the polyglot octopi.
2672  PEDESTRIAN  one who goes on foot She grew up listening to the work songs of the black women shucking oysters at the J. S. Darling processing plant that wafted up to the pedestrians on the Queen Street Bridge above. In many places in America now, it is not actually possible to be a pedestrian, even if you want to be.
2673  EFFUSIVE expressing excessive emotions The ambassador was polite but not effusive in his praise, and I took offense. Sponsored by a major newspaper, the Johannesburg Sunday Times, their team had inspired effusive national pride and had received a personal blessing from President Nelson Mandela prior to their departure.
2674  HERETICAL believing in or practising religious heresy (unorthodox) Nothing radical, no hothead stuff, just ringing a few doorbells for Gene McCarthy, composing a few tedious, uninspired editorials for the campus newspaper. Aunt Ruby opened, “What a privilege to witness the radical gone respectable in our times….”
2675  MALEVOLENT showing ill-will for others I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved. Sir Mador de la Porte”more pompous than the rest, or more malevolent, or more of a stickler”ended by voicing the thought which was in every mind.
2676  STUBBORN one who is not flexible in behaviour/adamant “Oh, they talk to me,” Omakayas said, laughing a little at the memory of their peculiar, sleepy, stubborn looks at their mother, so like Pinch when he didn’t want to go to bed. Both father and son were stubborn and high- strung.
2677  VINDICTIVE having or showing a wish to harm someone because you think that they  harmed  you (revengeful/unforgiving) The children were silent, hostile, vindictive, continuously complaining of hunger. “Sir,” I interrupted him, “you are inexorable for that unfortunate lady: you speak of her with hate”with vindictive antipathy. It is cruel”she cannot help being mad.”
2678  CONTRITE one who feels repentant for his misdeeds (feeling very sorry and guilty for something bad that you have done) He dragged his feet in the direction she pointed and tried to look contrite. Shocked, and maybe a little contrite, Owen mumbles his assent.
2679  EXTRAVAGANT  spending too much money, or using too much of something (wasteful/prodigal) She gets to next Friday and says, “Wow, the symphony? Woman to Woman sure does plan some extravagant events.” “I knew you let your slaves have revels, but I had no idea they were so extravagant. Are you trying to make me look bad?”
2680  GULLIBLE one who can be fooled easily Maybe he wasn’t as gullible as I thought. I can hardly believe he is so gullible that the sailors are able to fool him like this.
2681  HAUGHTY unfriendly and seeming to consider yourself better than other people I opened it up, and it made a neat little square, the inside was white, and even though it was waxy, I found I could write on it. It is not simply a matter of refusing to acknowledge an obvious, though uncomfortable, truth.
2682  INDOLENT one who is lazy Volkheimer shifts slightly in his chair; his gaze is both interested and indolent. A lazy man, Dad believed, always makes the best use of his Therbligs because he is too indolent to waste motions.
2683  VENERABLE deserving respect because of age, high position, or religious or historical importance It has a broad green, an old-fashioned Main Street, a handsome campus with a settled and venerable air, and leafy residential streets. I inquired what he wished me to play, indicating that I knew by heart sonatas by Corelli, Tartini, Locatelli, and such other venerable Italian masters as were most highly esteemed.
2684  STINGY one who tries to save money as far as possible When they get fruit chews, other kids usually say, “Don’t be stingy. I’ll get you one back tomorrow.” “I am not sure you are ready for stone. Clay is kind”it can do anything, though you do not know this yet. Stone can be stingy, ungenerous, like the unrequited lover.”
2685  PSYCHOTIC a person with mental disease in which he feels unreal things present around him Crossing Fourteenth Street, an unmedicated psychotic would brandish a toilet brush, his mouth moving wordlessly as, in my head, the young people of France requested a table with a view of the fountain. “Look, Mr. Traitor,” she growled, “I didn’t fight a dragon woman and a three-bodied man and a psychotic Sphinx to see you. Now where is DAEDALUS?”
2686  INCORRIGIBLE (of a person or their behaviour) not able to be changed or reformed The horse had proved fairly useful as a stakes horse, but he was an incorrigible rogue at the starting gate. Fernanda had not counted on that nasty trick of her incorrigible fate.
2687  CAPRICIOUS changing mood or behaviour suddenly and unexpectedly “Chaplain,” he announced with magisterial rigidity, “we charge you formally with being Washington Irving and taking capricious and unlicensed liberties in censoring the letters of officers and enlisted men. Are you guilty or innocent?” Yossarian was never lonely with Nurse Duckett, who really did know how to keep her mouth shut and was just capricious enough.
2688  GARRULOUS having the habit of talking a lot Traveling creatures, migratory birds, wandering foxes, rambling squirrels and garrulous hares”they all stopped and chatted with the old mouse, partaking of his hospitality, never dreaming of hurting him in any way. He sat down and took his lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Squirrel, the Vole family, Silent Sam, and Basil the garrulous hare.
2689  SANGUINE positive and hoping for good things 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. Durham whites were, as a group, far less sanguine about King and his impending North Carolina tour.
2690  BENEVOLENT one who is kind and helpful “Your prioress is like a queen, the fountain of all goodness. All the sisters are her ladies-in-waiting, happy to live under her benevolent rule. There is a hierarchy, with servants in the lowest place.” “Our Lord is benevolent. But that poor African bird can’t be relieved of what you’ve taught it. It’s an innocent creature that can only repeat what it hears. The damage is done.”
2691  FLAMBOYANT very confident in behaviour, and liking to be noticed by other people (showy) It was just as in so many civil rights organizations, he mused: the flamboyant male leaders make the speeches while the workaday women, most of them as plain as bread, make it happen. For Easter mass, I dressed in glorious yellow with a flamboyant blossom in my hair.
2692  DISTRAUGHT one who is extremely worried Minho was standing behind him, looking distraught and dirty, and spotted Thomas first. On the couch, The coat President Lincoln was wearing the night he was assassinated. the distraught Mary Lincoln is being comforted by Clara Harris.
2693  IMPETUOUS likely to do something suddenly, without considering the results of your actions (rash) Not exactly the girl she used to be before the accident, which was the girl I thought I had been searching for, but my Maribel, brave and impetuous and kind. As I think about my impetuous brother, I can imagine him being that young man who made a run for the forest, doing everything he possibly could to try to survive.
2694  INTROVERT one who does not share his feelings with others Justice and I became the best of friends, though we were opposites in manv ways: he was extroverted, I was introverted; he was lighthearted, I was serious. There was scattered applause, although some people”those of the introvert persuasion”groaned.
2695  EXTROVERT one who shares his feeling with others Captain Flume had entered his bed that night a buoyant extrovert and left it the next morning a brooding introvert, and Chief White Halfoat proudly regarded the new Captain Flume as his own creation. Oppie’s startled host replied that Ernest “had always seemed to my observation to be a very picture of the extrovert, the satisfied man, the man of bounce and buoyancy.”
2696  AMBIVERT neither too extrovert nor too introvert The North was overwhelmingly Republican and, while Republicans were ambivalent about equality for African Americans, they were far more inclined to adopt and implement racial justice reforms than their Democratic counterparts below the Mason-Dixon line. He was vague and ambivalent on matters of policy.
2697  AMBIVALENT having mixed feelings When he looked ambivalent, I lied and said, “I’ve been practicing with my dad at home. Even he thinks I’m getting better.” He had not always been so ambivalent about his home.
2698  DIFFIDENT one who lacks confidence A British reporter covering the trial marveled at “this crew-cut, diffident, simple, rather polite man, surrounded by the entire apparatus of Soviet law.” I stand in the ghetto classroom””the guest speaker'”attempting to lecture on the mystery of the sounds of our words to rows of diffident students.
2699  SABOTEUR one who damages things Anyone failing to carry out this order will be arrested as a saboteur. He began by saying that he was an MK saboteur who had blown up a municipal office, a power pylon, and an electricity line.
2700  SADIST one who is happy inflicting pain on others Rosa come back and throw him into the sawdust? “I have never worked so hard”or eaten so little. The bread “Full of sawdust.”

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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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