One word substitution–25

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.

One who searches for minerals or mining sites. Prospector
One under the protection of another. Protege
One who pretends to be a doctor. Quack
An expert at story-telling. Raconteur
One who retires from society to live a solitary life. Recluse
A newly enlisted soldier or sailor. Recruit
One who takes refuge in a foreign country. Refugee
One who walks in his sleep. Somnambulist
One who talks in his sleep. Somniloquist
One whose reasoning is clever yet false. Sophist
One who hides away on a ship to obtain a free passage. Stowaway
One who takes over after another. Successor
One given up to luxurious living. Sybarite
One who abstains from alcoholic drinks. Teetotaller
One who eats no animals flesh. Vegetarian
One who has the art of speaking in such a way that the sound seems to come from another person/place. Ventriloquist
One who offers his service of his own free will. Volunteer
One given to sensual pleasures and bodily enjoyment. Voluptuary
A lover of animals. Zoophilist
Government by the nobility. Aristocracy
Government by a sovereign with uncontrolled authority. Autocracy
The right of self-government. Autonomy
Government by departments of state. Bureaucracy
An official numbering of the population. Census
The wife or husband of a king or queen. Consort
Government by divine guidance/Government of the church by bishops. Episcopacy
The period between two reigns. Interregnum
Government by the worst citizens. Kakistocracy
Government by a few. Oligarchy
Government by the wealthy. Plutocracy
The science of government. Politics
To decide a political question by the direct vote of the whole electorate. Referendum

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