What are one word substitutes in English language?

What are one word substitutes in English language?

One-word substitutes are words that can be used to replace a group of words or a full sentence without any loss of meaning. One word-substitutes are an essential feature of vocabulary building and they help us make our writing crisp and precise. For example, take a look at the following sentence:

He went to the shop to buy some rice, wheat, soaps, and cereals

This can be written as follows:

He went to the shop to buy some grocery.

Below are few descriptions along with their one-word substitutes:

  • One who knows many languages—-Polyglot
  • One who dislikes or distrusts women—-Misogynist
  • One who loves books—-Bibliophile
  • One who is doubtful about the existence of god—-Agnostic
  • A person who doubts accepted opinions—-Sceptic
  • One who is unaffected by joy or grief—-Stoic
  • A person who believes that everything is motivated by selfishness—-Cynic
  • A person who expects the worst—-Pessimist
  • One who hates or mistrusts mankind—-Misanthrope
  • A person who supports women’s rights—-Feminist
  • A person who is overly anxious about his/her health—-Valetudinarian
  • A person who is selfless and has concern for the welfare of other—-Altruist
  • A person who is 70-years old—-Septuagenarian
  • A person of unorthodox or unconventional views–Maverick
  • A person who pretends to be what he/she is not—Hypocrite
  • Open to more than one meaning or interpretation-Ambiguous
  • Script or print that is impossible or hard to read—Illegible
  • Not fit or qualified—-Ineligible
  • Not speaking freely or openly—-Reticent
  • Capable of being understood—-Intelligible
  • Difficult or impossible to understand—-Incomprehensible
  • Causing sleep or drowsiness—-Soporific
  • Excessively attentive to details—-Fastidious
  • A condition present from birth—-Congenial

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