One word substitution–9

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.

Not expert. Lay-man
Anything fixed to frighten away birds. Scare-crow
A line of persons waiting. Queue
Story of old time gods or heroes. Myth
The murder of infants. Infanticide
The murder of a king. Regicide
The murder of one’s own father. Patricide
To cast a slender on a person. Calumniate
An unexpected good fortune. God-send
To use expressive motion for limbs. Gesticulate
The art practised by statesmen. Diplomacy
One who is critical beyond measure or reason. Hypercritic
This was made pure by removing all objectionable matter. Expurgated
A person influenced by wealth or position. Magnate
Notice of somebody’s death in a newspaper. Obituary
A person sharing responsibility for a political party’s discipline and tactics. Whip
The place where a criminal stands in court. Dock
A person who dies without making his will. Intestate
A person suffering from nervous disorder. Neurotic
A strict disciplinarian. Martiner
Not to be blamed or censored. Irreprehensible
A fleet of small vessels. Flotilla
Government by nobles. Aristocracy
A man who is too much like a woman. Effeminate
Government by nobles. Autocracy
Nations engaged in war. Belligerents
Extreme old age when a man cannot keep his senses about him. Dotage
The act of speaking about one’s thoughts when alone. Soliloquy
An exaggerated statement. Hyperbole
One who does not care for literature and art. Philistine
To speak in a slow and melancholy manner. Pensive
A person belonging to a foreign country. Alien

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