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One-Word Substitution Set-1 for Competitive exams (English Comprehensions)


One-Word Substitution (English Comprehensions)

Q.1: Fear of confined places 

A. Claustrophobia
B. Packophobia
C. Altophobia
D. Acrophobia

Answer: Option A 

Q.2: Life history of a person written by that person 
A. Topography
B. Biography
C. Autobiography
D. Flexography

Answer: Option C 

Q.3: A geometrical figure with eight sides 
A. Parallelogram
B. Pentagon
C. Hexagon
D. Octagon

Answer: Option D 

Q.4: An instrument to measure temperature 
A. Thermometer
B. Barometer
C. Manometer
D. Microscope

Answer: Option A 

Q.5: Something that can be carried easily
A. Relatable
B. Cartable
C. Potable
D. Portable

Answer: Option D   

Q.6: One who does not take any alcoholic drink 
A. Vegetarian
B. Forestaller
C.  Teetotaller
D. Saint

Answer: Option C 

Q.7: One who collects stamps 
A. Biblist
B. Philatelist
C. Dualist
D. Vocalist

Answer: Option B 

Q.8: A person skilled in foreign languages  
A. Foreigner
B. Altruist
C. Translator
D. Linguist

Answer: Option D 

Q.9: Sleeping rooms with several beds especially in a college or institution 
A. Dormitory
B. Monitory
C. Citatory
D. Fumitory

Answer: Option A 

Q.10: Custodian of a museum 
A. Aerator
B. Orator
C. Curator
D. Corroborator

Answer: Option C   

Q.11: A person who talks in sleep is called as 
A. Philatelist
B. Somnambulist
C. Somniloquist
D. Oneirocritic

Answer: Option C 

Q.12: The person who knows everything 
A. Omnipresent
B. Omnipotent .
C Omniscient
D. Oblivious

Answer: Option A 

Q.13: A person involving in an activity for pleasure and not money is called as ___ 
A. Amateur
B. Follower
C. Altruist
D. Antiquarian

Answer: Option A 

Q.14: The life history of a person written by an author is called as 
A. Autobiography
B. History
C. Bibliography
D.  Biography

Answer: Option D 

Q.15: A person who eats too much is called as 
A. Glutton
B. Nibbler
C. Cannibal
D. Omnivore

Answer: Option A  


Q.16: Person who writes in a newspaper
A Writer
B Author
C Journalist
D None of the above

Answer: Option C

Q.17: 'General pardon of political offenders' is also called as ________.
A Amnesty
B Despotism
C Autocracy
D Magnanimity

Answer: Option A

Q.18: A large enclosure for keeping birds' is also called as __________
A Zoo
B Aquarium
C Aviary
D Homicide
Answer: Option C

Q.19: An examination of a dead body is called as
A Amputate
B Autopsy
C Morgue
D Crusade

Answer: Option B

Q.20: Place for ammunition and weapons is called as
A Asylum
B Arsenal
C Archives
D Acoustics

Answer: Option B

Q.21: One who abandons his religious faith
A Apostate
B Prostate
C Profane
D Agnostic

Answer: Option A

Q.22: A hater of knowledge and learning
A Bibliophile
B Philologist
C Misogynist
D Misologist

Answer: Option D

Q.23: Commencement of words with the same letter:
A Pun
B Alliteration
C Transferred epithet
D Oxymoron

Answer: Option B

Q.24: Person who does not believe in the existence of God
A Theist
B Heretic
C Atheist
D Fanatic

Answer: Option C

Q.25: A lady's umbrella is
A Parasol
B Granary
C Epitaph
D Aviary

Answer: Option A

Q.26: A house where an Eskimo lives.
A dower
B hamlet
C village
D igloo

Answer: Option D

Q.27 Fear of spiders is known as
A Hydrophobia
B Social Phobia
C Agoraphobia
D Arachnophobia

Answer: Option D

Q.28: If you teach at a big international school, besides receiving a handsome salary your child
will receive education there for free.
A voluntarily
B pricelssly
C nominally
D gratis

Answer: Option D

Q.29: A person who cannot help but steal whatever he can find.
A daconomaniac
B thanatomaniac
C kleptomaniac
D theomaniac

Answer: Option C

Q.30: Fear of water
A Hydrophobia
B Zoo-phobia
C Agoraphobia
D Arachnophobia

Answer: Option A

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