One Word Substitution (Important For Examinations)

One-Word Substitute is a word that is used in place of a phrase or a complete sentence. Like the word, “Biography” can be used in place of the sentence “A life history written by somebody else

One word substitution is important from the point of view of many competitive exams like SSC, SBI PO, UPSC, CAPF, CDS, RRB, etc.

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Here are important one-word substitutes with meaning in English and Hindi.

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Abbot (मठाधीश):  A man who is the head of a monastery or an abbey.

Abbreviation (संक्षिप्त रूप): A shortened form of a word or phrase.

Abdication (त्याग): To formally give up.

Ablution (स्नान): Ritual washing of the body.

Abstruse (अव्यक्त): Hard to understand.

Abundance (प्रचुरता): A quantity that is more than enough.

Accentuate (बल देना): Give more force or importance to.

Accomplice (सह-अपराधी): Helper in a wrong deed or crime.

Acronym (परिवर्णी शब्द): Word formed from initial letters of a name.

Addendum (परिशिष्ट): Additional material added at the end of a book or other publication.

Advertisement (विज्ञापन):  A notice in a public medium offering or asking for goods, services, etc.

Afforestation (वनीकरण):  The act of forestation by planting many trees.

Agenda (कार्यसूची): Items of business for consideration at a meeting.

Aggressor (आक्रामक): A person who attacks first.

Agnosticism (अज्ञेयवाद): Doubtful about the existence of God.

Alien (विदेशी): One who belongs to a different country or nation.

Alimony (गुज़ारा):  Allowance fixed after divorce to a wife.

Allegory (द्दष्टान्तकथा):  Story in which ideas are symbolized as people.

Alliteration (अनुप्रास): Commencement of adjacent words with the same letter.

Altruist (परोपकारी):  One who lives and works for the welfare of others.

Amateur (शौकिया): One who pursues some art or sport as a hobby.

Ambassador (राजदूत): A diplomatic representative of one country in another.

Ambidextrous (उभयहस्त):  A person who is able to use the right and left hands equally well.

Ambiguous (अस्पष्ट/अनेकार्थी): Having more than one possible meaning

Amnesia (स्मृतिलोप):  Partial or total loss of memory.

Amnesty (आम माफ़ी): an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses.

Amphibian (उभयचर): Animals that live both on land and in water.

Amphitheatre (अखाड़ा):  an open circular or oval building with a central space surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, for the presentation of dramatic or sporting events.

Analgesia (पीड़ा का अभाव):  The loss of ability to feel pain while still conscious.

Anarchist (अराजकतावादी):  One who wishes to destroy all established government’s law and order.

Anarchy (अराजकता): The absence of government in a country.

Anecdote (उपाख्यान): Short amusing story about some real person or event.

Anniversary (सालगिरह): Yearly return of the date of an event.

Annual (वार्षिक): Occurring once a year.

Anomaly (असंगति): Deviation or departure from common rule or standard or what is normal.

Anonymous (गुमनाम): A book or a work of art whose author is not known.

Antagonist (प्रतिपक्षी): One that opposes other.

Antidote (मारक):  A medicine to cure the effect of poison.

Aphasia (बोली बंद होना): loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage.

Apostate (स्वधर्मत्यागी): One who abandons his religious faith.

Aquatic (जलीय): Animals which live in water.

Arbitrator (मध्यस्थ): An independent person or body officially appointed to settle a dispute.

 Aristocracy (कुलीनतंत्र): A government by the nobles.

Armistice (युद्धविराम): The cessation of warfare before a treaty is signed.

Ascetic (तपस्वी): One who practices self-denial as a spiritual discipline.

Assassination (कपटवध): Killing or murder for political reasons.

Astrology (ज्योतिष शास्त्र):  Science of the influence of the stars on human affairs.

Astronomy (खगोल विज्ञान):  Science of the universe with sun, moon, stars, and planets.

Atheist (नास्तिक): A person who does not believe in the existence of God.

Audience (दर्शक): the assembled spectators or listeners at a public event, such as a play, movie, concert, or meeting.

Autobiography (आत्मकथा): The life-history of a man written by himself.

Autocracy (एकतंत्र): A government by one person.

Avaricious (लालची): One who is greedy.

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Bachelorhood (कुंवारापन): The state of being unmarried (of a man).

Bankrupt (दिवालिया): A person unable to pay his debts.

Bay (खाड़ी): A part of the sea/ lake enclosed by a wide curve of the shore.

Beach (समुद्र तट): A stretch of sand/ stones along the edge of the sea/ lake.

Bellicose (लड़ाकू):  A person who is fond of fighting.

Belligerent (युद्धरत): Engaged in war/fight.

Benefactor (दान देनेवाला): One who gives financial help to a school, hospital, etc.

Bibliophile (पुस्तक प्रेमी): One who loves and collects books.

Biennial (द्विवार्षिक): That which happens once in two years.

Bigamy (द्विविवाह का प्रथा): The custom of having two wives or two husbands.

Bigot (कट्टर ): One who is filled with a narrow and prejudiced opinion.

Bilingual (द्विभाषिक):  One who can speak two languages.

Biography (जीवनी):  The life-history of a man written by someone else.

Biped (दोपाया): Animal with two-feet.

Blaspheme (ईश्वरनिन्दा करना): Speaking irreverently about God or sacred things.

Bliss (परमानंद): Perfect happiness.

Bohemian (स्वेच्छाचारी):  One who does not follow the usual norms of social life.

Bookworm (किताबी कीड़ा): One who is interested in reading books and nothing else.

Boorish (बेअदब):  Person who is rough and ill mannered.

Botany (वनस्पति विज्ञान): The scientific study of plants, including their physiology, structure, genetics, ecology, etc.

Brittle (नाज़ुक): A thing which can be easily broken.

Bureaucracy (नौकरशाही):  A government by the officials

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Cabaret (काबरे): Entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant while the audience eats or drinks at tables.

Cacophony (कोलाहल):  Harsh sound.

Cajole (फुसलाना): Persuade by flattery.

Calligraphy (सुलेखकला): Art of beautiful hand writing.

Cannibal (आदमख़ोर): A person who eats the flesh of other human beings.

Capsize (नाव को उलटना): (Of a boat) Overturn in water.

Carnage (नरसंहार): The killing of large numbers of people.

Carnival (आनंदोत्सव): Public merry-making and feasting.

Cartographer (मानचित्रकार): A person who draws maps and charts.

Cartography (मानचित्रकारी): Art of map-making.

Catalog (सूची): A complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order.

Celibate (ब्रह्मचारी): Abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons.

Cemetery (कब्रिस्तान): The place for corpses to be buried.

 Centenary (शताब्दी महोत्सव): Hundredth anniversary.

Chronological (कालक्रमानुसार): According to the sequence of time.

Circumlocution (कपटपूर्ण बातें):  A roundabout way of expression.

Cloakroom (कपड़द्वार): A room in a public building where coats and other belongings may be left temporarily.

Coerce (मजबूर करना): Compel to a course of action.

Cognate (सजाति): Having the same source or origin.

Colleagues (सहकर्मी):  Persons working in the same department.

Collusion (मिलीभगत):  Secret agreement for a fraudulent purpose.

Conflagration (अग्निकाण्ड): Huge destructive fire.

Congregation (मण्डली):  Gathering of worshippers.

Congruent (सर्वाङसमता): Identical in all respect.

Connoisseur (विशेषज्ञ):  One who is well-versed in any subject/ art.

Conscription (अनिवार्य सैनिक सेवा): Compulsory enlistment for military or other services.

Contagious (संक्रामक): Which spreads by physical touch or contact.

Contemporary (समकालीन):  Of the same time.

Contiguous (संस्पर्शी): Two countries or States touching a common boundary.

Contrite (पश्चातापी):  Showing deep sorrow for wrongdoing.

Convalescence (आरोग्यलाभ): The period of the gradual recovery of health after illness.

Conventicle (गुप्त धार्मिक सभा): Secret and illegal religious meeting.

Coquette (नखरा दिखाना): A seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men.

Coronation (राज तिलक): Ceremony of crowning a king.

Cosmopolitan (विश्ववादी): A person who regards the whole world as his country.

Credulous (सहज विश्वासी): One who is simple and easily believes
whatever is told.

Crematory (दाहगृह):  The place for corpses to be burnt.

Cripple (अपंग)Someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back.

Curfew (निषेधाज्ञा):  An order that certain activities/ movement are prohibited.

Cynosure (आकर्षण-बिन्दु): Centre of attraction.

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Demagogue (जनोत्तेजक नेता): Political leader who delivers sentimental speeches.

Democracy (लोकतंत्र): A government by the people, of the people, and for the people.

Denizen (निवासी): A person, an animal or a plant that lives, grows or is often found in a particular place.

Depraved (भ्रष्ट): Morally bad or evil.

Deprecate (प्रतिकूल इच्छा प्रकट करना):  Express earnest disapproval of.

Dermatology (त्वचा विज्ञान): The medical study of the skin and its diseases.

Despondency (निराशा): A state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage.

Destitution (कंगालियत): Lacking basic necessities of life.

Detrimental (हानिकारक): Causing harm or damage.

Dexterous (निपुण): Showing or having skill, especially with the hands.

Diatribe (कठोर समालोचना): A forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.

Dictatorship (तानाशाही):  Government carried on by a dictator.

Diplomacy (कूटनीति): The skill and policy of a country’s statesmen and politicians/ skill in dealing with people.

Discrepancy (विसंगति): Difference between two things that should be the same.

Diurnal (दैनिक): Of the daytime.

Draper (जुलाहा): A shopkeeper selling cloth and clothing.

Draw (ड्रा): The result of the match where neither party wins.

Dwarf (बौना): A person, plant, or animal who/which is below the usual size.

Dynasty (वंश):  Succession of rulers belonging to one family.


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Economical (किफ़ायती): Giving good value or service in relation to the amount of money, time, or effort spent.

Edible (खाने योग्य): That which is fit to be eaten.

Effeminate (नारी जैसा): A man who is womanish in his habits.

Egalitarianism (समतावाद): Belief that all people are equal and have the same rights and opportunities.

Egoist (अहंवादी): A person who thinks he/she is better than other people
and who thinks and talks too much about himself/herself.

Eligible (योग्य): Fit to be chosen; qualified.

Emergency (आपातकाल): A sudden serious situation requiring immediate action.

Emeritus (जो सम्मानपूर्वक सेवामुक्त हुआ हो): One who is honorably discharged from service.

Emigrant (उत्प्रवासी): A person who goes to another country to live.

Emissary (दूत): A person sent on a mission (usually official).

Epicure (अच्छा खाने-पीनेवाला): Person fond of delicious food and drink.

Epidemic (संक्रामक रोग): Disease affecting many people at the same place and time.

Epilogue (उपसंहार): A speech or a poem recited at the end of a play.

Episode (प्रकरण): Part of story (especially T.V. or Radio show story).

Epistle (पत्र): A long, serious letter on an important subject / a verse letter.

Epitaph (समाधि-लेख): Words which are inscribed on the grave.

Epithet (विशेष नाम): Adjective added to a person’s name usually to criticize or praise him.

Epitome (प्रतीक): A person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.

Equanimity (समभाव): Calmness of mind and temper especially in a difficult situation.

Erotica (प्रेमकाव्य): Books, pictures, etc. intended to arouse sexual desire.

Erudite (विद्वान): A learned or scholarly person.

Espionage (जासूसी): Practice of spying.

Eternal (सनातन): Existing forever — without any beginning or end.

Etymology (शब्द-व्युपत्तिशास्र): The science which deals with the derivation of words.

Euphemism (व्यंजना): Bombastic style of writing.

Euphonious (श्रुतिमधुर):  Sounding pleasant.

Euphoria (उत्साह): A strong feeling of happiness.

Evanescent (क्षणभंगुर):  Of a very short duration or period.

Explicable (समझाने के योग्य): That which can be explained.

Extempore (बिना तैयारी के): Spoken or done without preparation.

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Fallacy (भ्रम): False or mistaken belief.

Fanatic (कट्टर): One who is filled with excessive and mistaken enthusiasm.

Fastidious (दुराराध्य): One who is hard to please.

Fatal (घातक): Resulting in death.

Fatalist (भाग्यवादी): One who believes in destiny.

Fauna (पशुवर्ग): Animals of a certain region.

Feminist (नारीवादी): One who works for the welfare of women.

Fiasco (नाकामयाबी): Complete failure.

Flora (किसी प्रदेश की वनस्पतियां): All the plants of a particular area or period of time.

Fluke (फ्लूक): A lucky/unusual thing that happens by accident, not because of planning/skill

Forgery (जालसाजी): The action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.

Fratricide (भ्रातृवध): Killing/killer of one’s brother.

Frenzy (उन्माद): A state of extreme excitement.

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Gallery (गैलरी): A room or building for showing works of art.

Gamble (जुआ): To play games of chance, etc. for money.

Gastronomy (पाक-विज्ञान): Science and art of preparing and appreciating good food.

Genocide (नरसंहार): Extermination of a race or community.

Geology (भूगर्भशास्त्र): The science of earth’s history and rocks.

Germicide (जीवाणु-नाशी): A substance that kills germs.

Glutton (खाऊ): One who eats too much.

Gobble (भकोसना): Eat fast, noisily and greedily.

Gratuitous (निःशुल्क): Done or obtained without payment.

Gregarious (झुण्ड में रहनेवाला): Animals that live in flocks.

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Hallucinogen (भ्रमित करने की दवा): A drug that causes one to hallucinate.

Hedonism (सुखवाद): Belief that the most important thing in the world is pleasure.

Henchman (अनुयायी): Faithful supporter.

Herbivorous (शाकाहारी): Animals which feed on vegetation.

Herculean (बृहत्काय): Having enormous strength or size.

Heterogeneous (विषमरूप): Things which contain elements of different nature.

Hexagon (षट्भुज): A plane figure with six sides and angles.

Holocaust (प्रलय): Large scale destruction by fire.

Homicide (मानव हत्या): Murder or murderer of a man.

Homogeneous (सजातीय): Things which contain elements of the same nature.

Honorary (अवैतनिक): A post for which no salary is paid.

Horticulture (बागवानी): Art of growing vegetables, fruit, etc.

Hypochondria (रोगभ्रम): Abnormal anxiety about one’s health, especially with an unwarranted fear that one has a serious disease.

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Idolatry (मूर्ति पूजा): The worship of idols or images.

Illegal (ग़ैरक़ानूनी): Contrary to law.

Illegible (अपठनीय): Incapable of being read.

Illicit (अवैध): A trade or act prohibited by law.

Illiterate (अनपढ़): One who does not know reading and writing.

Imaginary (काल्पनिक): Existing only in the mind.

Immigrant (आप्रवासी): A person who comes to one country from another in order to settle there.

Immune (प्रतिरक्षा): Free from infection.

Impalpable (अस्पृश्य): Incapable of being perceived by touch.

Impenetrable (अभेद्य): That which cannot be penetrated.

Imperceptible (अगोचर): That which cannot be perceived by sense.

Imperialism (साम्राज्यवाद): A policy of extending a country’s empire and influence.

Impertinent (धुष्ट): Not showing proper respect.

Impiety (अश्रद्धा):  Lack of respect or religious reverence.

Imposter (ढोंगी): One who assumes a character or title not his own to deceive others.

Impracticable (अव्यवहारिक): Incapable of being practiced.

Impregnable (अभेद्य): Too strong to be overcome or defeated.

Impromptu (बिना पहले सोचे हुए): Something said or done without preparation.

Impudent (ढैठ): Rude and not respectful.

Impunity (दण्ड मुक्ति): Freedom from punishment.

Inaccessible (अगम्य):  Incapable of being reached.

Inadmissible (अस्वीकार्य): That which cannot be admitted or allowed.

Inaudible (अश्राव्य): A sound that cannot be heard.

Incendiary (आग लगाने वाला):  Designed to cause fire/likely to cause violence.

Incombustible (न जलने योग्य): That which cannot be burnt.

Incomparable (बेमिसाल): That which cannot be compared.

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Jangle (झंकार):  A metallic sound 

Janitor (चौकीदार): Someone employed to clean and maintain a building 

Jargon (शब्दजाल): Words/expressions that are used by a particular profession/group of people, and are difficult for others to understand

Jaunt (मनोरंजन की यात्रा): A short journey that you make for pleasure 

Jauntily (मनोरंजन से):  Having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self
confident manner

Jealous (ईर्ष्या):  feeling angry/ unhappy because you wish you had something that somebody else has

Jettison (बोझ गिराना): Throw as from an airplane 

Jibe ( हंसी):  An unkind remark about somebody

Jig (नम): Any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping

Jinx (बदकिस्मती): A person or thing that brings bad luck 

Jocularly (हास्यपूर्ण ढंग से):  With humour 

Journalism (पत्रकािरता): The work of collecting and writing news, stories for newspapers, magazines, radio or television

Journey (यात्रा): The act of traveling from one place to another 

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Kalology (सौंदर्यशास्त्र): The branch of philosophy that deals with nature,
expression, and perception of beauty, as in the fine arts

Keepsake (उपहार): Something of sentimental value 

Kennel (कुत्ता-घर): Outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog 

Kiln (भट्ठा): A furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks

Kleptomania (चोरी करने की बीमारी): A mental illness in which somebody has a strong desire, which they cannot control, to steal things

Knack (आदत):  An acquired/ natural skill at doing something 

Knowledgeable (जानकार):  Knowing a lot 

Kosmomania (कोस्मोमेनिया): Uncontrollable obsession for cosmos/cosmic phenomena

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Lagoon (समुद्र-ताल):  Saltwater lake separated from the sea by sand banks.

Lexicographer (कोशकार): A person who compiles a dictionary.

Linguist (अनेक भाषाओं में प्रवीण):  One who speaks many foreign languages.

Logic (तर्कशास्त्र): The science of reasoning.

Labyrinthine (पेचीदा): To entangle the state of affairs 

Laceration (पंगु बनाना): A deep cut or tear in skin or flesh 

Lackadaisical (भावुक): Idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way 

Lackey (नौकर): A male servant 

Laconic (नपा-तुला): Brief and to the point 

Lair (मांद): A place where a wild animal sleeps/hides 

Laminating (परत चढ़ाना): To cover with a thin sheet of material, as for presentation

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Maidenhood (तरुणता): The state of being unmarried (of a girl).

Mammals ( स्तनपायी): Animals which give birth to babies and feed them with their milk.

Manuscript (पांडुलिपि):  Matter written by hand.

Martyr (शहीद):  One who dies for a noble cause.

Masque (कठपुतली का तमाशा): A play or a dramatic performance in verse, with music, dance and fine costumes.

Massacre (सामूहिक हत्या): Killing of large numbers of people.

Materialist (भौतिकवादी): A person for whom money is the most important consideration.

Matins (प्रातःकालीन प्रार्थना): Morning prayer.

Matricide (मातृहत्या): Killing of one’s own mother.

Matrimony (विवाह): Marriage.

Maxim (कहावत): A short statement of a general truth.

Memento (स्मृति चिन्ह):  Something kept to remember place or event.

Mercenary (किराये का): One who acts only for money.

Metamorphosis (कायापलट): Complete change in appearance.

Meticulous (सूक्ष्म):  Very particular about small details.

Migration (प्रवास): Movement from one country to another.

Misanthrope (मनुष्यद्रोही):  A hater of mankind.

Misogamist (विवाह-द्वेषी): Hater of marriage.

Misogynist (नारी द्वेषी): A hater of womankind.

Misologist  (तर्क वितर्क से नफ़रत करने वाला): Hater of learning.

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Naive (भोला-भाला): Having natural simplicity of nature.

Narcotics (निद्राजनक औषध): A medicine that induces sleep.

Naturalism (प्रकृतिवाद): Adherence or attachment to what is natural.

Neogamist ( नवविवाहित): One who is recently married.

Nepotism (भाई-भतीजावाद):  Undue favour shown to one’s own relatives.

Neurotic (विक्षिप्त व्यक्ति): Excessive sensitive, anxious or obsessive.

Newfangled (फै़शनवाला): Newly developed and unfamiliar.

Nonentity (नगण्य व्यक्ति): Person of no importance.

Nonpareil (बेमसल): Person or thing which has no equal.

Notorious (कुख्यात): Having an evil reputation.

Nuance (अति सूक्ष्म अंतर):  Subtle difference in colour, meaning

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Obscurantist (प्रगतिविरोधी): Person who is opposed to enlightenment.

Obsequies ( अंतिम संस्कार): Funeral rites.

Obsolete (अप्रचलित): That which is no longer in use.

Octagon (अष्टकोना): A plane figure with eight sides and angles.

Oligarchy (कुलीनतंत्र): A government by a small group of powerful persons.

Omnipotent(सर्वशक्तिमान): All-powerful (God).

Omnipresent (सर्वव्यापी): Present everywhere (God).

Omniscient (सर्वज्ञानी): Knowing everything (God).

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Pacifist (शांतिवादी): A person who believes in the total abolition of war.

Pageant (तमाशा): Elaborate public spectacle.

Palatable (स्वादिष्ट): Food or drink that has a pleasant taste.

Panacea (सर्वरोगहारी): A remedy for all kinds of diseases.

Pandemonium (कोलाहल): A wild and noisy disorder.

Panegyric (स्तवन): Piece of writing full of praise.

Pantomime (मूकाभिनय): Dramatic performance with the dumb show.

Paramour (अवैध प्रेमी): Sexual partner or lover.

Parasite (परजीवी): One who entirely depends on another.

Parasol (छत्र): A lady’s umbrella.

Parricide (माता-पिता का हत्यारा):  The killing of both the parents.

Patricide (पितृहत्या):  The killing of one’s own father.

Patrimony ( पुश्तैनी): Inherited from father or male ancestor.

Patriot (देश-भक्त): One who loves one’s country.

Patronymic (पितृनाम): Name derived from that of father or ancestor.

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Quadruped (चौपाया): Any creature with four feet 

Quaver (थरथराहट): A shake or tremble in a person’s voice 

Quest (खोज): Search for something

Quibble (वक्रोिक्त): A slight objection or criticism about a trivial matter.

Quill (मोड़ना):  A feather used as a pen 

Quinquennial (पंचवार्षिक): Recurring every five years. 

Quiver (तरकस): Case for holding arrows

Quorum (कोरम): The smallest number of people who must be at a meeting before it can begin/ decisions can be made

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Rebel (बागी): One who takes up arms against the government.

Recapitulate (सारांश पेश करना): Repeat the main points.

Recluse (एकान्तवासी): One who lives alone and avoids company.

Reconcile (मेल-मिलाप कराना):  Bring about harmony or agreement.

Reconnaissance (सैनिक परीक्षण): Military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features.

Red tapism (लाल फीताशाही): Too much official formality.

Redundancy (फालतूपन): When something is unnecessary because it is more than what is needed.

Regicide (राज-हत्या): Killing of a king.

Reluctant (अनिच्छुक): Unwilling

Remission (क्षमा): Pardon or forgiveness for breaking religious laws.

Rendezvous (मिलन स्थल): Place fixed for a meeting or assembling

Renegade (स्वधर्मत्यागी): A person who changes his religious belief

Repartee (हाजिर जवाबी): Witty and clever answers

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Sacrilege (अपवित्रीकरण): Violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred.

Sarcasm (ताना): Bitter and ironical remark.

Savage (बर्बर): Violent and uncivilized.

Scapegoat (बलि का बकरा): One who is blamed for the mistakes of others.

Sceptic (संदेहवादी): One who is doubtful.

Screech (चीख): Cry out in shrill voice.

Scrimmage (धक्का मुक्की): Confused struggle or fight.

Scurry (जल्दी जल्दी दौड़ना): Move hurriedly with short steps.

Sedition (राज – द्रोह): Act or speech for inciting the public against the government.

Senility (बुढ़ापा): Extreme old age when a man behaves like a fool.

Siesta (दुपहरी आराम): Period of rest or sleep after lunch.

Simultaneous (समकालिक): Occurring at the same time.

Sinecure (चैन की नौकरी): An office for which high salary is paid for little or no work or responsibility.

Smother ( दम घोंट कर मार डालना): Kill by suffocation (especially by covering the face with something).

Sojourn (डेरा डालना): Stay for a short time.

Soliloquy (आत्मभाषण): Speaking aloud while alone.

Somnambulist (नींद में चलनेवाला): One who walks in sleep.

Somniloquist (नींद में बङबङाने वाला व्यक्ति): One who talks in sleep.

Sonorous (मधुर): Having a deep and pleasant sound.

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Tantrum (गुस्से का आवेश): Fit of bad temper or anger.

Teetotaller (मद्यत्यागी): One who abstains from alcoholic drinks.

Theist (आस्तिक): A person who believes in the existence of God.

Theocracy (धर्मतन्त्र): A government by religious leaders.

Thermometer (तापमापी): An instrument for measuring temperature.

Traitor (गद्दार): One who betrays one’s country.

Transgressor (उल्लंघनकर्ता): One who violets a rule or law.

Transmigration (पुनर्जन्म): The passage of soul after death from one body to the other.

Transparent (पारदर्शी):: That allows the passage of rays of light.

Truant (कामचोर): One who stays away from school/work without permission.

Truism (स्वयंसिद्ध सत्य): A truth that is often repeated.

Turncoat (विश्वासघाती): Disloyal.

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Unavoidable (अपरिहार्य): That which cannot be avoided.

Unique (अद्वितीय): The only one of its type.

Universal (सार्वभौमिक): Belonging to all parts of the world.

Usurper (हड़पनेवाला: One who grabs somebody’s else property or title.

Uxoricide (पत्नी-हत्या): Killing of one’s wife.

Uxorious (स्त्रीभक्त): Foolishly fond of one’s wife.

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Vacuous (भावशून्य): Having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.

Vendetta (प्रतिशोध): Feud in which the relatives of the dead or injured take revenge.

Verbatim (शब्दशः): Repetition of a writing, word for word.

Verbose (शब्दबहुल): Using or containing more words than are necessary.

Versatile (बहुमुखी): One who possesses many talents.

Verso (पुस्‍तक का बाँया पृष्‍ठ): Any left hand page of an open book.

Vespers (गिरजाघर में सायंकाल की प्रार्थना): Evening prayer in the church.

Veteran (पुराना सिपाही):  One who has grown old in or has long experience of (especially military) service or occupation.

Vincible (जीतने योग्य): That which can be conquered.

Vindictive(प्रतिशोधी): Having or showing a desire for revenge.

Virulent (विषैला): Highly poisonous effect.

Viviparous (जीवित बच्चा जनने वाली): Bearing living young ones and not eggs.

Volte-face (पक्ष परिवर्तन):  Sudden change from one set of beliefs to other.

Voluntary (स्वैच्छिक): Of one’s own free will.

Voyage (जलयात्रा): Journey by water or sea.

Vulnerable (सुभेद्य): That which can be easily damaged or hurt.

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Wag (ठठोलिया): A person who enjoys making jokes

Wagon (गाड़ी): A vehicle used for transporting goods or another specified purpose.

Widow (विधवा): A woman whose husband is dead.

Widower (विधुर):  A man whose wife is dead.

Wreathe (माला): Flowers fastened in a circle.

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Zealot (कट्टरपंथी): A person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals

Zealously (जोश से: With great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause
or objective

Zenith (शीर्षबिंदु): The highest point 

Zephyr (हलकी हवा): (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind /
a slight wind (usually refreshing)

Zoology (प्राणि विज्ञान): The branch of biology that studies animals 

Zoophilia (पशु अनुरक्ति): A sexual attraction to animals 


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