One Word Substitution Questions

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One-word substitution questions are linguistic puzzles where a single word replaces a phrase or a group of words, conveying the same meaning concisely. These questions challenge one's vocabulary and ability to encapsulate complex ideas into a solitary term. They often test the depth of a person's lexicon and their knack for precision in communication. These substitutions can range from denoting a person's characteristics to describing a particular situation, making them a versatile tool for evaluating language proficiency and cognitive agility. Mastering these substitutions not only showcases linguistic prowess but also enhances the art of succinct expression. They are a fascinating way to explore the richness and diversity of language while sharpening one's ability to articulate thoughts effectively.

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In this article One Word Substitution, we provide the most important questions related to One-Word under the General English section for aspirants preparing for upcoming competitive exams.

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One Word Substitution

Q :  

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
 Unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly

(A) Inane

(B) Inapt

(C) Inarch

(D) Inarticulate


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

 Inarticulate describes someone who is unable to express themselves clearly or pronounce words distinctly.


Q :  Verbatim

(A) a writing, which is never written before

(B) a writing word for word

(C) related to a war

(D) related to social projects


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Verbatim means using the same words as in the original text, word for word.


Q :  

Select the most appropriate option that can substitute the underlined words in the given sentence.

Upon hearing the great achievements of the historic character, he was in a state of awed admiration and respect.

(A) wonder

(B) awed

(C) wondering

(D) wonderment


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

Wonderment conveys a sense of amazement or admiration, fitting the context of the sentence.


Q :  

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.

Ipshita knows many languages like French, Dutch and English, and she speaks them fluently.

(A) Translator

(B) Polyglot

(C) Bureaucrat

(D) Prodigy


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Polyglot is appropriate here as it refers to someone who is proficient in multiple languages.


Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Q :  

A word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word in the same language

(A) Synonym

(B) Metonymy

(C) Antonym

(D) Toponym


Correct Answer : A
Explanation :

A synonym is a word that has a similar or identical meaning to another word.


Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the underlined group of words.

Q :  

The fishermen of our village are constantly complaining of the poor number of fishes getting caught these days.

(A) Host

(B) Horde

(C) Heap

(D) Haul


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :
Haul refers to the amount of fish caught or the process of catching fish.



Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Q :  

The activity of writing dictionaries

(A) Biography

(B) Lexicography

(C) Bibliography

(D) Theology


Correct Answer : B
Explanation :

Lexicography is the practice of compiling dictionaries or the scholarly discipline devoted to studying the principles and practices of dictionary making.


Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.

Q :  

One who is well versed in many languages

(A) Verbose

(B) linguist

(C) Polyglot

(D) Stalwart


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

A polyglot is a person who is proficient in several language


Q :  

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
 Unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly

(A) Inane

(B) Inapt

(C) Inarch

(D) Inarticulate


Correct Answer : D
Explanation :

Inarticulate describes someone who is unable to express themselves clearly or pronounce words distinctly.


Q :  

Select the option that can be used as a one-word substitute for the given group of words.
 A small organised dissenting group within a larger one

(A) Band

(B) Set

(C) Faction

(D) Cluster


Correct Answer : C
Explanation :

A faction is a small, organized group within a larger one, often with dissenting or opposing views.


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