One word substitution is an integral part of verbal section of any entrance exam or competitive examination. One word substitution is a process in which we have to use one word to replace a wordy phrase, to make the sentence structure more clear. Here we have provided variety of questions from verbal ability section on One word substitution.
Practice Questions For One Word Substitution
Q1) Of outstanding significance
Q2) One living on vegetables
Q3) One not concerned with right or wrong
Q4) One who caters to the low desires of others
Q5) A cautionary advice.
1.Censor: To forbid someone from doing something
2. Sensor: A sensitive detector
3. Pressure: Continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it
4. Warning: A statement or event that warns of something; a cautionary advice
Thus, the word ‘warning’ can be substituted for ‘a cautionary advice’.
Q6) To make certain that (something) will occur or be the case.
1. Assure: To promise or speak with confidence
2. Insure: Secure or protect someone against a possible unforeseen future eventuality
3. Ensure: To make sure that what is promised is fulfilled, or that something will happen
4. Reassure: To say or do something to remove the doubts and fears of (someone)Hence ‘3’ is the correct answer.
Q7) A person who has no money to pay off his debts ???????
Options 1, 3 and 4 all mean someone who has a lot of money
Q8) One who speaks many languages???????
Polyglot: one who knows or uses many languages.
Linguist: one who is skilled in foreign languages; or one who studies linguistic
Introvert: a person who is reserved or limits her feelings and thoughts to herself.
Sociopath: a person with a personality disorder due to which she possesses an extremely anti- social (difficulty in interacting or mingling with people easy) attitude or behaviour.
Thus, ‘polyglot’ is the best fit answer.
Q9) One who is too strong to be overcome
Instructive: useful or informativeE.G. Moral stories are believed to be instructive for kids and are supposed to inculcate positive values in them.
Irresponsible: careless or lacking responsibility.E.G. Priya is too irresponsible and cannot be handed over such a crucial task.
Invincible: too powerful to be defeatedE.G. Ashoka is believed to be one of the most invincible warriors as he brought many kingdoms under his control.
Insensitive: showing or feeling no concern for others.E.G. We should be careful before making any remark that could be gender insensitive.
Thus, ‘invincible’ can substitute the expression mentioned in the question. Thus, option 3 is the best fit answer.
Q10) A very poor person
Pessimist: one who doesn’t look at the positive or brighter side of life or a situation.
Pedant: one who is concerned with very minor details or makes a vain display of knowledge. E.G. Miss Taylor is such a pedant that she prefers to be called a liberal feminist rather than just a feminist
Pauper: one who is poor and doesn’t have any money.
Thus, ‘pauper’ can substitute the expression given in the question.