One word substitution–10

Continuing our tryst with our exploration of ‘one word substitution‘ list, we present more words as they keep coming. These words are intended to give the exact meaning of a sentence by a single word. These types of lists come pretty handy if you want to improve your vocabulary in English language.

Representative of a government aboard with full authority. Ambassador
Existing since old times. Antique
A medicine which prevents putrefaction. Antiseptic
One who aims to compass holiness through self-mortification. Ascetic
Public sale in which articles are sold to the highest bidders. Auction
A place where birds are kept. Aviary
On who attaches disproportionate weight to some creed or view. Bigot
Containing or speaking two tongues or languages. Bilingual
The science of plant life. Botany
Animals that live on flesh. Carnivorous
The state of being unmarried. Celibacy
An insect with many legs. Centipede
A disease which is spread by contact. Contagious
A person living at the same time as another. Contemporary
Rule by one man. Dictatorship
Fit to be eaten. Edible
A medicine that produces the desired effect. Efficacious
A person who thinks only of himself. Egotist
One who is fit according to the rules laid down. Eligible
A person who is found of refined sensuous pleasures. Epicure
Concluding part of a literary work. Epilogue
Pleasure trip by a number of persons. Excursion
A statement that is absolutely clear. Explicit
A person who is hard to please. Fastidious
A believer in fate. Fatalist
Any medicine that destroys germs. Germicide
A room where grain is stored. Granary
Animals that live on herbals. Herbivorous
The murder of a human being. Homicide
An office for which no salary is paid. Honorary
Handwriting or printed text that cannot be read. Illegible
A person who can neither read nor write. Illiterate

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