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One Word Substitutions and Idioms

One Word Substitutions and Idioms

 One word substitutions

  • One word substitutes are the phrases that consist of a complete meaning and replaces a full sentence or a group of words
  • This replacement is done without forming any kind of ambiguity.
  • For example – Autobiography is a word used to replace the sentence “the story of a life of a man written by him".
  • It makes the language beautiful and easily comprehendible.
  • It also creates a good impact while writing and communicating.

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Some examples are

  1.  A deep study in a language by an individual – Philologist
  2.  Life of a person written or scripted by someone else – Biography
  3.  A sound that cannot be heard – Inaudible
  4.  A partner in crime – Accomplice
  5.  An individual who loves everyone is called as – Cosmopolitan
  6.  Fear of water – Hydrophobia
  7.  The one who raise questions about everything – Cynic
  8.  A person who is difficult to please – Fastidious
  9.  The one who hates mankind – Misanthrope
  10.  Murder of wife – Uxoricide

Idioms

  • Idioms are the phrases, words, or expressions that are mostly used in day to day conversations.
  • They make the language colorful and hence are metaphorical
  • More brief explanations can be given using idioms.
  1. ‘The best of both worlds’ – At the same time to enjoy two different opportunities.
  2. ‘See eye to eye’ – It means to agree with someone
  3. ‘Once in a blue moon’ – a Frequently happening event
  4. “when pigs fly’ – Something that is not possible to happen
  5. ‘A piece of cake’ – A very easy thing
  6. ‘Kill two birds with one stone’ – At once solve two problems

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 Recap

  • One word substitutes are the phrases that consist of a complete meaning and replaces a full sentence or a group of words
  • This replacement is done without forming any kind of ambiguity.
  • It makes the language beautiful and easily comprehensible.
  • Idioms are the phrases, words, or expressions that are mostly used in day to day conversations.
  • They make the language colorful and hence are metaphorical 

Quiz for One Word Substitutions and Idioms

Q.1

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Fatalist

a) One who is fatal to the earth.
b) One who doesn’t believe in fate.
c) One who believes in fate.
d) A thing which is fatal to life.

Q.2

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Jargon

a) The study of languages
b) The sound of a language which is unclear
c) A sound which does not relate to any language.
d) Language which is confused and unintelligible.

Q.3

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Haptics

a) The study of touch and sensation.
b) The study of low and high volume hearing
c) The study of hap hazard particles
d) The study of elephants

Q.4

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Extempore

a) A speech delivered with training
b) A speech delivered without any preparation
c) A speech delivered with great effort and study.
d) A speech delivered in an external environment.

Q.5

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Retrospect

a) A review of one's own actions
b) A review of future acts
c) A review of past actions or events
d) A review of introspection and interrogation

Q.6

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Autocracy

a) A government which is run automatically
b) A government which is run by a dictator
c) A government which is run automatically by common people
d) A government which is run by the army and astronauts.

Q.7

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Bibliophile

a) One who is deeply fond of books
b) One who has read the Bible many times
c) One who teaches others the sayings of the Bible
d) One who hasn't read the Bible or any other books

Q.8

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Regicide

a) The suicide committed by a regent
b) The suicide committed by a king
c) The crime of killing a regent
d) The crime of killing a king

Q.9

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Protégé

a) An influential person who guides and supports other people
b) One who is guided and supported by another influential person
c) One who protects the environment
d) One who takes an oath to protect the peace in a country.

Q.10

Given below are certain words that are substitutes for phrases/ sentences. Pick out the correct phrase that these words stand for.

Anthology

a) One who studies anthropology
b) The study of ants and other insects
c) A collection of poems
d) A collection of memoirs and stories written on animals.

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