English Grammar: One Word Substitution List English Grammar: One Word Substitution List

English Grammar: One Word Substitution ListEnglish Grammar: One Word Substitution List

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  • abdication : voluntary giving up of throne in favour of someone.
  • agenda : a list of headings of the business to be transacted at a meeting.
  • alimony : allowance paid to wife on legal separation.
  • almanac : an annual calendar with positions of stars.
  • altruist : one, who considers the happiness and well-being of others first.
  • amateur : a man who does a thing for pleasure and not as a profession.
  • ambidexter : one, who can use either hand with ease.
  • amphibian : animals which live both on land and sea.
  • amputate : to cut off a part of a person's body which is infected.
  • anarchist : one, who is out to destroy all governance, law and order.
  • anthology : a collection of poems.
  • anthology : a collection of poems.
  • anthropologist : one, who studies the evolution of mankind.
  • aquatic : animals/plants which live in water.
  • arbitrator : a person, appointed by two parties to solve a dispute.
  • archives : a place where government or public records are kept.
  • aristocracy : government by the nobles.
  • arsenal : a place for ammunition and weapons.
  • astrologer : a person who studies the influence of heavenly bodies on human beings.
  • astronomer : a person, who studies stars, planets and other heavenly bodies.
  • Atheist: a person who does not believe in God.
  • audience : a number of people listening to a lecture.
  • autobiography : the life history of a person written by himself.
  • autocracy : government by one person.
  • axiom : a statement which is accepted as true without proof.
  • belligerent : a person, nation that is involved in war.
  • bibliophile : a lover and collector of books.
  • biennial : an event which happens once in two years.
  • bigamy : the practice of having two wives or husbands at a time.
  • blasphemy : the act of speaking disrespectfully about sacred things.
  • bouquet : a collection of flowers.
  • bureaucracy : government by the officials.
  • calligraphist : a person, who writes beautiful handwriting.
  • cannibal : one, who feeds on human flesh.
  • cardiologist : a person, who is specialist in heart diseases.
  • carnivorous : one, who lives on flesh.
  • cartographer : one, who draws maps.
  • cavalry : soldiers, who fight on horse back.
  • chauffeur : one, who is employed to drive a motor car.
  • choreographer : one, who teaches dancing.
  • cloak room : a place for luggage at railway station.
  • connoisseur : a critical judge of any art and craft.
  • contemporaries : belonging to or living at the same time.
  • convalescent : one, who is recovering health.
  • cosmopolitan : a person who regards whole world as his country.
  • creche : a nursery where children are cared for while their parents are at work.
  • crusade : a religious war.
  • curator : a person in-charge of a museum.
  • cynic : one, who sneers at the aims and beliefs of his fellow men.
  • cynosure : centre of attraction.
  • dormitory : the sleeping rooms with several beds especially in a college or institution.
  • drawn : a game that results neither in victory nor in defeat.
  • edible : fit to be eaten.
  • effeminate : a person who is womanish.
  • egotism : practice of talking too much about oneself.
  • elegy : a poem of lamentation.
  • encyclopaedia : a book that contains information on various subjects.
  • ephemeral : lasting one day.
  • epicure : one, who is devoted to the pleasure of eating and drinking.
  • epitaph : words which are inscribed on the grave or the tomb in the memory of the buried.
  • facsimile : an exact copy of handwriting, printing etc.
  • fanatic or bigot : one, who is filled with excessive and mistaken enthusiasm in religious matters.
  • fastidious : one, who is very -selective in one's taste.
  • fatal : causing death.
  • fatalist : one, who believes in fate.
  • fauna : the animals of a certain region.
  • feminist : one, who works for the welfare of the women.
  • flora : the plants of a particular region.
  • florist : one, who deals-in flowers.
  • fragile : easily broken.
  • fratricide : murder of brother.
  • fugitive : one, who runs away from justice or the law.
  • genocide : murder of race.
  • granary : a place for grains.
  • gregarious : animals which live in flocks.
  • hangar : a place for housing aeroplanes.
  • hearse : a vehicle which is used to carry a dead body.
  • hedonist : one, who believes that pleasure is the chief good (sensual).
  • herbivorous : one, who lives on herbs.
  • heretic : one, who acts against religion.
  • homicide : murder of man.
  • honorary : holding office without any remuneration.
  • horizon : a line at which the earth and the sky seem to meet.
  • horticulture : the art of cultivating and managing gardens.
  • illegible : incapable of being read.
  • immigrant : a person who comes to one country from another in order to settle there.
  • impracticable : incapable of being practised.
  • inaccessible : that cannot be easily approached.
  • inaudible : a sound that cannot be heard.
  • incognito : travelling under another name than one's own.
  • incorrigible : incapable of being corrected.
  • indefatigable : one, who does not tire easily.
  • indelible : that cannot be erased.
  • inevitable : incapable of being avoided.
  • infallible : one, who is free from all mistakes and failures.
  • infanticide : murder of an infant.
  • infantry : soldiers, who fight on foot.
  • infirmary : a home or room used for ill or injured people.
  • inflammable : liable to catch fire easily.
  • insolvent/bankrupt : a person who is unable to pay his debts.
  • interregnum : a period of interval between two reigns or governments.
  • invigilator : one, who supervises in the examination hall.
  • invincible : one, too strong to be overcome.
  • irreparable : incapable of being repaired.
  • itinerant : one, who journeys from place to place.
  • kennel : a place for dogs.
  • lapidist : one, who cuts precious stones.
  • lexicographer : one, who compiles a dictionary.
  • linguist : one, who is skilled in foreign languages.
  • loquacious : one, who talks continuously.
  • lunatic asylum : a home for lunatics.
  • maiden speech : the first speech delivered by a person.
  • mammals : animals which give milk.
  • martyr : one, who dies for a noble cause.
  • matricide : murder of mother.
  • mint : a place where coins are made.
  • misanthrope : a hater of mankind.
  • misogamist : one, who hates marriage.
  • misogynist : a hater of womankind.
  • missionary : a person, who is sent to propagate religion.
  • monogamy : the practice of marrying one at a time.
  • morgue : a place, where dead bodies are kept for identification.
  • mortuary : a place, where dead bodies are kept for post mortem.
  • namesake : a person having same name as another.
  • narcotic : a medicine for producing sleep.
  • nostalgia : a strong desire to return home, home sickness.
  • novice or tyro : one, new to anything, inexperienced.
  • numismatics : the study of coins.
  • obituary : an account in the newspaper of the funeral of the one deceased.
  • obstetrician : one, who is skilled in midwifery.
  • omnipotent : one, who is all powerful.
  • omnipresent : one, who is present everywhere.
  • omniscient : one, who knows everything.
  • omnivorous : one, who eats everything.
  • opaque : that which cannot be seen through.
  • optimist : a person who looks at the brighter side of things.
  • orphan : one, who has lost parents.
  • orphanage : a home for orphans.
  • ostler : one, who looks after horses at an inn.
  • paediatrician : a person, who is specialist in child diseases.
  • paleography : the study of ancient writing.
  • panacea : a remedy for all diseases.
  • parole : pledge given by a prisoner for temporary release, not to escape.
  • patricide : murder of father. Philatelist : one, who collects stamps.
  • pedant : one, who makes a vain display of his knowledge.
  • pedestrian : one, who goes on foot.
  • pessimist : a person who looks at the darker side of things.
  • philanderer : one, who amuses himself by love making.
  • philanthropist : a lover of mankind.
  • philistine : one who does not care for art and literature.
  • philogynist : a lover of womankind.
  • plagiarism : literary theft or passing off an author's original work as one's own.
  • platitude : ordinary remarks often repeated.
  • plebiscite : (a decision made by) votes of all qualified citizens.
  • plutocracy : government by the rich.
  • polyandry : the practice of marrying more than one husband at a time.
  • polygamy : the practice of marrying more than one wife at a time.
  • polyglot : one, who speaks many languages.
  • portable : that can be carried easily.
  • posse : a number of policemen called to quell a riot.
  • post mortem : an examination of dead body.
  • posthumous : a child born after the death of his father or the book published after the death of the writer.
  • pseudonym : an imaginary name assumed by an author for disguise.
  • quarantine : an act of separation from other persons to avoid infection.
  • regicide : murder of king or queen.
  • rhetoric : the art of elegant speech or writing.
  • sacrilege : violating or profaning religious things/places.
  • sanatorium : a place for the sick to recover health.
  • sculptor : one, who cuts in stones.
  • sinecure : a job with high salary but little responsibility.
  • somnambulist : a person, who walks in sleep.
  • somniloquist : a person, who talks in sleep.
  • sororicide : murder of sister.
  • souvenir : a thing kept as a reminder of a person, place or event.
  • stable : a place for horses.
  • stoic : a person, who is indifferent to pleasure and pain and has control over his passions.
  • suicide : murder of oneself.
  • swan song : the last work (literary) of a writer.
  • teetotaller : one, who does not take any intoxicating drink.
  • theocracy : government by religious principles.
  • transparent : that which can be seen through.
  • triennial : an event which happens once in three years.
  • truant : a person/student who absents himself from class or duty without permission.
  • utopia : an imaginary perfect social and political system.
  • uxoricide : murder of wife.
  • uxorious : one extremely fond of one's wife.
  • venial : a fault that may be forgiven.
  • verbatim : repetition of speech or writing word for word.
  • versatile : interested in and clever at many different things.
  • veteran : one, who has a long experience of any occupation.
  • virgin : a woman who has no sexual experience.
  • volunteer : one, who offers one's services.
  • wardrobe : a place for clothes.
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Confusing facts for PSC Exams Part 1


അദ്വൈത ദീപിക  എന്ന കൃതി എഴുതിയത്  -  ശ്രീനാരായണഗുരു .
അദ്വൈത ദർശനം  എന്ന കൃതി എഴുതിയത്  - ശങ്കരാചാര്യ.
അദ്വൈത ചിന്താ പദ്ധതി എന്ന കൃതി എഴുതിയത്  - ചട്ടമ്പിസ്വാമി.
അദ്വൈത ആശ്രമം സ്ഥാപിച്ചത് - ശ്രീനാരായണഗുരു.
അസ്ഥികളെ തമ്മിൽ യോജിപ്പിക്കുന്ന ഭാഗം - സ്നായുക്കൾ  .
അസ്ഥിയെയും,പേശിയെയും തമ്മിൽ ബന്ധിപ്പിക്കുന്ന ഭാഗം - ടെൻഡൻ. .
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Profit and Loss Formulas


Profit and loss is the one of major question section in Competitive exams. These formulas will be helpful for your upcoming Exams like PSC, SSC, IBPS and Other Competitive Exams. .

Cost Price(CP) : The Price at which a particular item purchased, is called its Cost Price.
Selling Price (SP): The price at which a particular item is sold, called its Selling Price.
Profit: If Selling Price of an item is more than Cost Price , then vendor is said to have a Profit.
Loss: if Selling Price of an item is less than Cost Price, the vendor said to have a Loss.

Formulas Profit = SP – CP.
Profit % = Profit/(CP)×100.
SP = ((100+Profit% )/100)×CP.
CP = (100/(100+Profit%))×SP.

Loss = CP – SP.
Loss% = Loss/(CP)×100.
SP = ((100-loss%)/100)×CP.
CP = (100/(100-loss%))×SP.



List of Questions : വ്യത്യാസം മനസിലാക്കി പഠിക്കാം


കണ്ണിന് ഏറ്റവും സുഖകരമായ നിറം = മഞ്ഞ.

ലബോറട്ടറിയിൽ അപകട സിഗ്നൽ ലൈറ്റ് = മഞ്ഞപ്രകാശമുള്ളത്.

ഒരേ തന്മാത്രകൾ തമ്മിലുള്ള ആകർഷണബലം = കൊഹീഷൻ.

വ്യത്യസ്ത തന്മാത്രകൾ തമ്മിലുള്ള ആകർഷണബലം = അഡ്ഹിഷൻ.

ദത്തവകാശ നിരോധനനിയമം നടപ്പിലാക്കിയത് = ഡൽഹൗസി പ്രഭു.

ദത്തവകാശ നിരോധനനിയമം നിരോധിച്ചത് = കാനിംഗ് പ്രഭു.

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