One word substitution–26

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 governs a kingdom during the infancy, absence, or disability of the sovereign. Regent
A radical change in government. Revolution
Facts and figures. Statistics
Government by a military class. Stratocracy
Payment of money allowed to a wife on legal separation from her husband. Alimony
Engaged from her husband. Betrothed
One who marries a second wife or husband while the legal spouse is alive. Bigamist
One vowed to a single or unmarried life of sexual abstinence. Celibate
Legal dissolution of the marriage of husband and wife. Divorce
The property which a new wife brings to her husband. Dowry
To run away with a lover in order to get married secretly. Elope
A man engaged to be married. Fiance
A woman engaged to be married. Fiancee
One who has only one wife or husband at a time. Monogamist
Woman who has more than one husband at a time. Polyandrist
Man who has more than one wife at a time. Polygamist
A bride’s outfit. Trousseau
A man whose wife is dead. Widower
Cultivating and growing crops. Agriculture
The science of land management. Agronomics
The study of the structure of the human body. Anatomy
The study of mankind. Anthropology
The art of telling the future by the study of the stars. Astrology
The study of ancient buildings and prehistoric remains. Archaeology
The study of all heavenly bodies. Astronomy
The art of beautiful hand-writing. Calligraphy
The art of making maps and charts. Cartography
The science of colors. Chromatics
The art of effective speaking or oral reading. Elocution
The study of the varieties of the human race. Ethnology
The study of the origin and history of words. Etymology
The science of family descent. Genealogy

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