One Word Substitution in English

One Word Substitution 

Definition

One word substitution is the use of one word in place of a word phrase in order to make the sentence structure clearer. The meaning, with the replacement of the phrase, remains identical while the sentence becomes shorter.

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A person who is fond of fighting.

Bellicose

A person who believes in the existence of God. 

Theist

A person who does not believe in the existence of God.

Atheist

A person who is very fond of sensuous enjoyment.

 Epicure

One who does not know reading and writing.

 Illiterate

A person who grows crops. 

 Farmer

One with long experience in any field.

Veteran

Consent of all.   

Unanimous

One who entirely depends on another.

Parasite

Goods sent from one country to another for trade.

Export

Goods received by one country from another for trade.

Import

Murder of one’s own self.

Suicide

Murder of murderer of man.

Homicide

Murder or murderer of an infant.

Infanticide

Murder of murderer of one’s mother.

Matricide

Murder or murderer of one’s father.

Patricide

Murder on the murderer of one’s brother.

Fratricide

A disease that spreads through air and water.

Infectious

Items of business for consideration at a meeting.

Agenda

A diplomatic representative of one country in another.

Ambassador

A remedy for all kinds of diseases or troubles.

Panacea

A plane figure with eight sides and angles.

Octagon

A plane figure with five sides and angles.

Pentagon

A plane figure with six sides and angles.

Hexagon

A succession of rules belonging to one family.

Dynasty.

A person, plant, or animal who is below the usual size.

Dwarf

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One who does a thing for pleasure and not as a profession.

 Amateur

One who assumes a character or title not his own to deceive.

Impostor

One who depends on and believes in fate.

Fatalist

A lady’s umbrella.

Parasol

A person chosen by quarreling parties to settle their differences.

Arbitrator arbiter

A person who looks upon the bright side of things.

Optimist

A person who looks upon the dark side of things.

Pessimist

A child whose parents are dead.

Orphan

The man who does not eat meat.

Vegetarian

One who can eat meat preparations.

Non-vegetarian.

One who eats too much.

Glutton

A speech or a poem recited at the end of the play.

Epilogue

Speaking aloud while alone.

Soliloquy

A play or dramatic performance in verse, with music, dance, and fine costumes.

Masque

Evening prayer in the church.

Vesper

Belts rang in the church in the evening.

Curfew

An office for which salary is paid.

Honorary

Persons working in the same department.

Colleagues

A government by one person.

Autocracy

A government by the nobles.

Aristocracy

A government by the officials.

Bureaucracy

The skill and policy of a country’s statement ad politicians.

Diplomacy

Animals that live in water.

Aquatic

Animals that can live both on land and in water.

Amphibian

Animals that live in flocks.

Gregarious

One knows many languages.

Linguist

A word or custom which is no longer in use.

Obsolete

The matter is written by hand.

Manuscript

The life-history of a man written by himself.

Autobiography

The life-history of man written by himself.

Biography.

The science of animal life.

Zoology

The science of vegetable life.

Botany

The science of earth’s history and rocks.

Geology

The state of being unmarried (of a man).

Bachelorhood

The state of being unmarried of a girl.

Maidenhood

The custom of having two wives or two husbands at a time.

Bigamy

The custom of more than two wives at the same time.

Polygamy

A woman whose husband is dead.

Widow

A man whose wife is dead. 

Widower

Yearly return of the day of an event.

Anniversary

That which happens once in a year.

Annual

Present everywhere (god).

Omnipresent

That which can be seen through.

Transparent

A lover of womankind.

Philogynist

Hater womankind.

Misogynist

He who works for the welfare of woman.

Feminist

Feminist A lover of one’s own self.

Egoist

A lover of others. 

Altruist

One who dies for a noble cause. 

Martyr

Words that are inscribed on the grave.

Epitaph

Fit to be chosen; qualified. 

Eligible

That which cannot be read.

Illegible

A person who leaves his own country and goes to live in another.

Emigrant

Movement from one country to another.

Migrant

One who lives in a country without citizenship.

Alien

One who commits the first act attack, offense, or hostility.

Aggressor

To give up a  throne.

Abdicate

The offense of kidnapping a person. 

Abduction

Wandering from the right course.

Aberration

One who helps a criminal in carrying out his evil design.

Abettor

Power of doing something. 

Ability

To be or have in plenty.  

Abound

A wound on the skin by scraping.  

Abrasion

Away from one’s own country.

Abroad

To fly from the law; to go away secretly.

Abscond

Not thinking about what one is doing. 

Absent-minded, forgetful

 

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