25 Apr

One-Word Substitution

One-Word Substitution
● The life history of a man written by himself. = Autobiography
● A person who believes that there is no God. = Atheist
● A medicine which counteracts the effects of poison. = Antidote
● A person who does something not professionally but for pleasure. = Amateur
● A person residing in a country of which he is not a citizen. = Alien
● That does not bear the name of the writer. = Anonymous
● Government by a ruler who has unlimited power. = Autocracy
● A diplomatic representative of one country in another. = Ambassador
● A traveller in space. = Astronaut
● An assembly of listeners. = Audience
● To give up the throne. = Abdicate
● A medicine which prevents infection by killing germs. = Antiseptic
● The science of vegetable life. = Botany
● The science which treats of life. = Biology
● Government by the officials = Bureaucracy
● The life history of a man written by someone else. = Biography
● One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views. = Bigot
● Festival of the hundredth anniversary. = Centenary
● The man who can eat human flesh. = Cannibal
● Place for burials other than a churchyard. = Cemetery
● Place for cremating of dead bodies. = Crematorium
● A person who is free from national prejudices. = Cosmopolitan
● People working together in the same office or department. = Colleague
● Belonging to the same time. = Contemporary
● Substance designed to make the skin or hair more beautiful. = Cosmetics
● That can be believed. = Credible
● The state of being unmarried. = Celibacy
● He is an artist that draws comic pictures. = Caricaturist
● A government of the people by the people and for the people. = Democracy
● A battle or a match in which neither party wins. = Drawn
● Want of rain. = Drought
● A disease that spreads over a large area. = Epidemic
● Articles sent from one country to another. = Export
● Which is fit to be eaten. = Edible
● A selfish person who always thinks of himself. = Egoist
● Fit to be chosen. = Eligible
● A person who leaves his own country and goes to live in another. = Emigrant
● A speech delivered without previous preparation. = Extempore
● Words inscribed on the graves. = Epitaph
● One who believes in fate. = Fatalist
● Which may cause death. = Fatal
● A man residing in a country of which he is not a citizen. = Foreigner
● A medicine that kills germs. = Germicide
● A person who eats too much. = Glutton
● An office for which no salary is paid. = Honorary
● Killing of a human being specially by another. = Homocide
● That which cannot be read. = Illegible

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