One word substitution–32

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.

Animals with backbone. Vertebrates
A poem in which the first letters of each line,taken in order,form a name or a sentence. Acrostic
A list of headings of the business to be transacted at a meeting. Agenda
A book with blank pages for putting autographs,pictures,stamps,etc. Album
A succession of the same initial letters in a passage. Alliteration
A record of one’s life written by himself/herself. Autobiography
A handwritten signature. Autograph
A statement which is accepted as true without proof. Axiom
A list of books in a library catalogue,sources used in the preparation of a book. Bibliography
The record of the life of a person written by someone else. Biography
The heading or shot description of a newspaper article,chapter  of a book,etc. Caption
A humorous play,having a happy ending. Comedy
The exclusive right of an author or his heirs to publish or sell copies of his writings. Copyright
A principle or standard by which anything is,or can be judged. Criterion
A conservation between two persons. Dialogue
A book in which the events of each day are recorded. Diary
A book containing the words of a language with their definitions,in alphabetical order. Dictionary
A book of names and addresses. Directory
A mournful song (or poem) for the dead. Dirge
A poem of lamentation,especially for the dead. Elegy
A writing or speech in praise of a person,eulogy. Encomium
A book containing information on all branches of knowledge. Encyclopaedia
To pronounce words distinctly. Enunciate
A short speech by a player at the end of a play. Epilogue
A brief summary of a book,an abstract. Epitome
An error or misprint in printing,or writing. Erratum
An extract or selection from a book of writing. Excerpt
To remove the offensive portions of a book. Expurgate
Still in use (of books published long ago). Extant
Delivered (of a speech) without previous preparation. Extempore
An exact copy of handwriting,printing,or of a picture. Facsimile
A picture facing the title of a book. Frontispiece

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