Grade 8, English Olympiad (CBSE) - One Word Substitutions 

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Grade 8  |   English  |   One Word Substitutions, Proverbs and One Word Substitutions, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO

One Word Substitution

The Dictionary Meaning:

                One word substitution means that a sentence has to be replaced with a single word.

 

In Simple Words

                A single word that explains or makes a big sentence more clear or understandable is used instead of writing a phrase or a lengthy sentence. The meaning of the word is similar or identical, yet the sentence becomes shorter after the use of the one-word substitution.

 

EXAMPLE: Few Known One-word Substitutions are as follows:

S. No.

Sentence

One word Substitution

1.

One who regards the whole world as his/ her own country.

Cosmopolitan

2.

One who talks of his achievements.

Egotist

3.

One who feeds on plants.

Herbivores

4.

Someone who leaves one country to settle in another.

Emigrant

5.

One who does not express himself freely.

Introvert

6.

A person who is mentally ill.

Lunatic

7.

A large cage, building or enclosure for keeping birds.

Aviary

8.

A building containing tanks of live fish of different species.

Aquarium

9.

A large bedroom for the number of people in a school or institute.

Dormitory

10.

A large, tall cupboard in which clothes may be hung or stored.

Wardrobe


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