One Word Substitution

 

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One Word Substitution - English Aptitude MCQ Questions and Answers

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Question 1
A person who renounces the world and practices self-discipline in order to attain salvation:
A
Sceptic
B
Ascetic
C
Devotee
D
Antiquarian
UPSC Questions answers

Question 1 Explanation: 
One word substitution is Ascetic.

Sceptic: a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions.
Ascetic: characterized by severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
Devotee: a person who is very interested in and enthusiastic about someone or something.
Antiquarian: relating to or dealing in antiques or rare books.
Question 2
One who abandons his religious faith:
A
Apostate
B
Prostate
C
Profane
D
Agnostic
EVS Questions answers

Question 2 Explanation: 
One word-Substitution is Apostate.

Prostate: a gland surrounding the neck of the bladder in male mammals and releasing a fluid component of semen.
Profane: (of a person or their behaviour) not respectful of religious practice; irreverent.
Agnostic: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.
Apostate: a person who renounces or abandons a religious or political belief or principle.

Question 3
A hater of knowledge and learning:
A
Bibliophile
B
Philologist
C
Misogynist
D
Misologist
English grammar Questions answers

Question 3 Explanation: 
One word-substitution is Misologist

Bibliophile: a person who collects or has a great love for books.
Philologist: learner of language, or linguist.
Misogynist:a person who hates women.
Misologist:A hater of knowledge and and learning.
Question 4
Commencement of words with the same letter:
A
Pun
B
Alliteration
C
Transferred epithet
D
Oxymoron
History Questions answers

Question 4 Explanation: 
The one word-substitution is Alliteration.

Pun: A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.
Transferred epithet: A transferred epithet often involves shifting a modifier from the animate to the inanimate, as in the phrases.
Oxymoron: A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
Alliteration: The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
Question 5
Person who does not believe in the existence of God:
A
Theist
B
Heretic
C
Atheist
D
Fanatic
Education Questions answers

Question 5 Explanation: 
The one word substitution is Atheist.

Theist: Belief in the existence of a god or gods, specifically of a creator who intervenes in the universe.
Heretic: A person believing in or practicing religious heresy.
Fanatic: A person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal.
Atheist: A person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods.
There are 5 questions to complete.

 

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