One Word Substitution -Questions and Answers

A building where animals are butchered

Abattoir

An act of abdicating or renouncing the throne

Abdication

The branch of physics concerned with the properties of sound

Acoustics

Urging or requesting (someone) solemnly or earnestly to do something

Adjure


Indefinite and very long period of time Aeon Sets of principles concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty

Aesthetics

One who is not sure about God’s existence

Agnostic

Extreme physical or mental sufferings Agony
Japanese form of self-defence and martial art that uses
locks, holds, throws, and the opponent’s own movements

Aikido

Passages between rows of seats in a building such as a
church or theatre, an aircraft, or train Aisle
The medieval forerunner of chemistry

Alchemy

A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one

Allegory


An annual calendar containing important dates and
statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables

Almanac

Persons or things that cause a change

Catalyst

Events causing great and usually sudden damage or
suffering; a disaster

catastrophe

A closed political meeting

Caucus

The sound of Crows

Caw

A large burial ground, especially one not in a churchyard

Cemetery

Complete Disorder and confusion

Chaos

A person employed to drive a private or hired car

Chauffeur

A person who is blindly devoted to an idea/ A person
displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism

Chauvinist

Use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one’s purpose

Chicanery

A person who composes the sequence of steps and moves for a performance of dance

Choreographer

Illness persisting for a long time or constantly recurring

Chronic

The branch of biology concerned with cyclical physiological phenomena

Chronobiology

The arrangement of events or dates in the order of their
occurrence

Chronology

Extreme self-confidence or audacity (usually used
approvingly)

Chutzpah

Secret or disguised ways of writing; a code

cipher

Quotations from or references to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work

citation

Climb or moving with difficulty or a lot of effort, using one’s hands and feet

Clamber

A group of followers hired to applaud at a performance

Claque

Kindness shown to somebody when they are being
punished; willingness not somebody so severely

Clemency

The sound of Dolphins

Click

An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Clique

A room in a public building where outdoor clothes or
luggage may be left

Cloakroom

The sound of Hens

Cluck

Governments formed by two or more political parties
working together

Coalition

A person who introduces the performers or contestants in a variety show

Compere

Feelings of guilt or regret

Compunction

A group of worshippers

Congregation

A critical judge of any art and craft

Connoisseur

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