One Word Substitution Set 9


One Word Substitution Set 9

One Word Substitutions are a very important part of vocabulary section. In one word substitution questions you are required to replace a phrase with one word. That one word complies with the meaning of that sentence.

Directions (Q.1-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for given words/sentence.

Q1. Killing of a king.
(a) genocide
(b) regicide
(c) patricide
(d) homicide

Q2. One who lives alone and avoids others.
(a) recluse
(b) saint
(c) hermit
(d) alien

Q3. Without risk of punishment
(a) Impudent
(b) Impunity
(c) Inexorable
(d) Imperturbable

Q4. Deep in thought
(a) Meditation
(b) Pensive
(c) Pesky
(d) Purloin

Q5. Work for which one does not take salary or payment
(a) Remunerated
(b) Charge-sheet
(c) Complementary
(d) Honorary

Q6. Excessive preoccupation with one’s health
(a) Hypochondria
(b) Malaise
(c) Disaffected
(d) Malinger

Q7. Ceremonial sounding of trumpets
(a) Fanfare
(b) Symphony
(c) Orchestra
(d) Band

Q8. One who is fond of superior foods and drinks
(a) Fastidious
(b) Drunkard
(c) Glutton
(d) Epicure

Q9. A person who lends money at a very high rate of interest
(a) Investor
(b) Usurper
(c) Usurer
(d) Lender

Q10. Opinion contrary to accepted doctrine
(a) Blasphemy
(b) Perjury
(c) Iconoclasm
(d) Heresy

Q11. One who does not care for art or literature
(a) Bureaucrat
(b) Illiterate
(c) Philanderer
(d) Philistine

Q12. A person or a thing which is unrivaled
(a) Nonpareil
(b) Nincompoop
(c) Niggardly
(d) Non sequitur

Q13. A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes
(a) Wiles
(b) Yokel
(c) Wag
(d) Aeon

Q14. Study of ancient things like tombs, buried towns.
(a) mythology
(b) history
(c) archaeology
(d) cult

Q15. One who believes that everything is pre-destined.
(a) legend
(b) arbitrator
(c) fatalist
(d) apostate


S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. regicide-the action of killing a king.
S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. recluse-a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people.
S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. impunity: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Pensive- engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Honorary: (of an office or its holder) unpaid.

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