media

27 March 2010

One Word Substitutes


One-word substitutes
List of One-word substitions

Egoist (also Egotist): a person who is selfish, self absorbed and self centered

Epitaph: inscription on a tombstone

Fatalist: one who believes in the philosophical doctrine of fatalism

Aristocracy: people of noble families or the highest social class. Also, government of a country by a small group of people, especially hereditary nobility

Atheist: a person who does not believe in God or deities

Amphibian: a land animal that breeds in water

Ambiguity: an expression or statement that has more than one meaning

Autobiography: an account of somebody's life written by that person

Biography: an account of somebody's life written by another person

Cannibal: somebody who eats human flesh

Mercenary: somebody who works or serves only for personal profit. Also, a professional soldier paid to fight for an army other than that of his or her country

Misogynist: a person who hates women

Misogamist: a person who does not believe in the institution of marriage

Soporific: a drug or other substance that induces sleep

Omniscient: a person who knows everything

Omnivorous: an animal or a human being that eats any kind of food

Omnipotent: a person who has power over all

Panacea: a supposed cure for all diseases or problems

Parasite: a person supported by another and giving him/her nothing in return

Impervious: a person who remains unmoved and unaffected by other people's opinions, arguments or suggestions

Illiterate: a person who cannot read or write

Infallible: incapable of making a mistake

Infanticide: the killing of an infant

Honorary: holding an office awarded as an honour and receiving no payment for services provided in that office

Idolatry: the worship of idols or false gods

Inflammable: something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned

Epicure: somebody who is dedicated to sensual pleasure and luxury

Epidemic: an outbreak of a disease that spreads among a group of people quickly and extensively

Fanatic: somebody who has extreme and sometimes irrational enthusiasms or beliefs, especially in religion or politics

Feminist: a believer in women's rights

Herbivorous: an animal that eats only grass or other plants

Fratricide: the crime in which somebody kills his or her own brother

Matricide: the act of murdering one's own mother

Patricide: the act of murdering one's own father

Convalescence: the gradual return to good health after a period or illness or medical treatment

Endemic: a disease that occurs within a specified area, region or locale

Anarchist: a person who rejects the need for a system of government in society and proposes its abolition

Ambidextrous: a person who is able to use both hands with equal skill

Alimony: financial support to ex-wife

Amateur: a person who does something for pleasure rather than for pay

Aborigines: original inhabitants of a place

Circumlocution: the indirect way of saying something

Arbitrator: somebody designated to hear both sides of a dispute and make a judgment

Autocracy: rule by one person who holds unlimited power

Edible: fit for eating

Potable: fit for drinking

Belligerents: nations engaged in war

Fastidious: a person who is concerned that even the smallest details should be just right

Somnambulism: sleepwalking

Stoic: a person who is unaffected by emotions

Theist: a person who believes in the existence of God

Transparent: a substance that allows light to pass through with little or no interruption so that objects on the other side can be clearly seen

Verbatim: corresponding word for word translation

Prosecute: take legal action against somebody

Pugnacity: inclined to fight or be aggressive

Valetudinarian: somebody who is excessively concerned with his or her own health

Widower: a man whose wife has died

Widow: a woman whose husband has died

Polygamy: the custom of having more than one spouse at the same time

Polyandry: the custom of having more than one husband at the same time

Triennial: taking place once every three years

Usurer: somebody who loans money to other people and charges them exorbitant or unlawful interest on it

Usurper: a person who seize something without the right to do so

Philanthropist: a person who helps others, especially those who are poor and in trouble

Plutocracy: the rule of a society by its wealthiest people


1. Abdicate – To give up a throne voluntarily
2. Autobiography – Life story of a man written by himself.
3. Aggressor – A person who attacks first
4. Amateur – One who pursues some art or sport as hobby
5. Arbitrator – A person appointed by parties to settle the disputes between them
6. Adolescence – The period between childhood and adulthood
7. Bibliophile – A great lover of books
8. Botany – The branch of biology dealing with plant life
9. Bilingual – A person who speaks two languages
10. Catalogue – A list of books
11. Centenary – Celebration of a hundredth year, once –a-century
12. Colleague – A co-worker or a fellow-worker in the same institution
13. Contemporaries – Persons living in the same age
14. Credulous – A person who readily believes whatever is told to him/her.
15. Callous – A man devoid of kind feeling and sympathy
16. Cosmopolitan – A man with a broad and international outlook
17. Celibacy – Abstinence from sex
18. Deteriorate – To go from bad to worse
19. Democracy – Government of the people, for the people, by the people
20. Monarchy – A political system in which a state is ruled by one person
21. Draw – A game in which neither party wins
22. Egotist – A person who always thinks of himself; somebody who is selfish or self-centered
23. Epidemic – A contagious disease which spreads over a huge area
24. Extempore – A speech or a presentation made without previous preparation
25. Etiquette – Established rules of conduct; rules of acceptable behavior
26. Epicure – Somebody who has refined taste for food; somebody who loves sensual pleasure and luxury
27. Exonerate – Free somebody from blame or guilt; free somebody from an obligation
28. Eradicate – Destroy or get rid of something completely; root out an evil or bad practice
29. Fastidious – A person difficult to please
30. Fatalist – A person who believes that all events are pre-determined
31. Honorary – A post which doesn’t carry any salary
32. Illegal – That which is against law
33. Illiterate – A person who cannot read or write
34. Hostility – Intense aggression or anger; state of antagonism
35. Incorrigible – Impossible to change
36. Irritable – A man who is easily irritated
37. Irrelevant – Not applicable
38. Invisible – That which cannot be seen
39. Inaudible – That which cannot be heard
40. Incredible – That which cannot be believed
41. Impracticable – That which cannot be practiced
42. Invincible – That which cannot be conquered
43. Indispensable – Something that is essential and cannot be dispensed with
44. Inevitable – That which cannot be avoided
45. Irrevocable – That which cannot be changed
46. Illicit – That which is considered wrong or unacceptable by prevailing social standards
47. Insoluble – Incapable of being dissolved in a liquid
48. Inflammable – Something that quickly catches fire
49. Infanticide – The act of killing an infant
50. Matricide – Killing of one’s own mother; killer of one’s own mother
51. Patricide – Killing of one’s own father; killer of one’s own father
52. Kidnap - To take somebody away by force and hold him or her prisoner, usually for ransom
53. Medieval – Belonging to the Middle Ages
54. Matinee – A cinema show which is held in the afternoon
55. Notorious – A person with an evil reputation
56. Manuscript – Handwritten book
57. Namesake – Somebody or something with the same name as somebody or something else
58. Novice – One who is new to a trade or profession
59. Omnipotent – All-powerful; possessing complete power and authority
60. Omnipresent – One who is present everywhere
61. Optimist – One who looks at the bright side of things; somebody positive
62. Panacea – A supposed cure for all diseases or problems
63. Polyandry – The custom of having more than one husband at a time
64. Polygamy – The custom of having more than one wife at a time
65. Postmortem – Medical examination of a dead body
66. Pessimist – Very negative person; somebody who always expects the worst to happen
67. Postscript – A short message added on to the end of a letter after the signature
68. Synonyms – Words which have the same meaning
69. Smuggler – A person who imports or exports goods into or from a country secretly because they are illegal or in order to avoid paying duty on them
70. Vegetarian – Somebody who doesn’t eat meat or fish
71. Venial – A pardonable offense
72. Veteran – Somebody who is considerably experienced in something
73. Zoology – The branch of biology dealing with the study of animals
List – II
1. Anarchist: a person who rejects the need for a system of government in society and proposes its abolition
2. Ambidextrous: a person who is able to use both hands with equal skill
3. Alimony: financial support to ex-wife
4. Amateur: a person who does something for pleasure rather than for pay
5. Aborigines: original inhabitants of a place
6. Arbitrator: somebody designated to hear both sides of a dispute and make a judgment
7. Autocracy: rule by one person who holds unlimited power
8. Aristocracy: people of noble families or the highest social class. Also, government of a country by a small group of people, especially hereditary nobility
9. Atheist: a person who does not believe in God or deities
10. Amphibian: a land animal that breeds in water
11. Ambiguity: an expression or statement that has more than one meaning
12. Autobiography: an account of somebody's life written by that person
13. Biography: an account of somebody's life written by another person
14. Belligerents: nations engaged in war
15. Cannibal: somebody who eats human flesh
16. Circumlocution: the indirect way of saying something
17. Convalescence: the gradual return to good health after a period or illness or medical treatment
18. Egoist (also Egotist): a person who is selfish, self absorbed and self centered
19. Epitaph: inscription on a tombstone
20. Epicure: somebody who is dedicated to sensual pleasure and luxury
21. Epidemic: an outbreak of a disease that spreads among a group of people quickly and extensively
22. Endemic: a disease that occurs within a specified area, region or locale
23. Edible: fit for eating
24. Fanatic: somebody who has extreme and sometimes irrational enthusiasms or beliefs, especially in religion or politics
25. Feminist: a believer in women's rights
26. Fratricide: the crime in which somebody kills his or her own brother
27. Fatalist: one who believes in the philosophical doctrine of fatalism
28. Fastidious: a person who is concerned that even the smallest details should be just right
29. Herbivorous: an animal that eats only grass or other plants
30. Honorary: holding an office awarded as an honour and receiving no payment for services provided in that office
31. Impervious: a person who remains unmoved and unaffected by other people's opinions, arguments or suggestions
32. Illiterate: a person who cannot read or write
33. Infallible: incapable of making a mistake
34. Infanticide: the killing of an infant
35. Idolatry: the worship of idols or false gods
36. Inflammable: something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned
37. Mercenary: somebody who works or serves only for personal profit. Also, a professional soldierpaid to fight for an army other than that of his or her country
38. Misogynist: a person who hates women
39. Misogamist: a person who does not believe in the institution of marriage
40. Matricide: the act of murdering one's own mother
41. Omniscient: a person who knows everything
42. Omnivorous: an animal or a human being that eats any kind of food
43. Omnipotent: a person who has power over all
44. Panacea: a supposed cure for all diseases or problems
45. Parasite: a person supported by another and giving him/her nothing in return
46. Patricide: the act of murdering one's own father
47. Potable: fit for drinking
48. Polygamy: the custom of having more than one spouse at the same time
49. Polyandry: the custom of having more than one husband at the same time
50. Prosecute: take legal action against somebody
51. Pugnacity: inclined to fight or be aggressive
52. Philanthropist: a person who helps others, especially those who are poor and in trouble
53. Plutocracy: the rule of a society by its wealthiest people
54. Somnambulism: sleepwalking
55. Stoic: a person who is unaffected by emotions
56. Soporific: a drug or other substance that induces sleep
57. Triennial: taking place once every three years
58. Theist: a person who believes in the existence of God
59. Transparent: a substance that allows light to pass through with little or no interruption so that objects on the other side can be clearly seen
Usurer: somebody who loans money to other people and charges them exorbitant or unlawful interest on it
 Usurper: a person who seize something without the right to do so
Verbatim: corresponding word for word translation
 Valetudinarian: somebody who is excessively concerned with his or her own health

John F. Kennedy

JOHN F.KENNEDY
Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You
(The Inaugural Address on January 20th 1963)


John F. Kennedy was born at Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, the second son of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., and Rose Fitzgerald.On January 2, 1960, Kennedy officially declared his intent to run for President of the United States.Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President at noon on January 20, 1961.In his inaugural address he spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens, famously saying, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." He also asked the nations of the world to join together to fight what he called the "common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself." In closing, he expanded on his desire for greater internationalism: "Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you."President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

1.What is the message that John F Kennedy addressing for the people of Americans?

On January 20, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of America’s few standout inaugural addresses and one the finest speeches in American History. By invoking the American dreams and extending its promise to the rest of the world. Kennedy’s speech was an inspirational call to action that resonates even today. His speech is his first public speech after taking office.

He expresses that this is the celebration of freedom but not victory of party - symbolizing and end, as well as a beginning – signifying renewal, as well as change. He delivers that all the allies who cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. He asks that newly liberated nations to strongly assert their freedom. He addresses that united there is nothing we cannot achieve but divide there is little we can do. He promises to help those who are misery and poverty. The country that cannot save the poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. He addresses republics to convert these good words into actions to progress and to break the shackles of chains of poverty. He asks pledges America’s support for the United Nations Organization in protecting new and weak nations. He also requests all the enemy nations to stop the nuclear destruction and support for peace.

He expresses that we two great and powerful groups of nations are marching ahead with deadly atoms; these atoms are to be used of the beneficiary of mankind. We explore the stars, conquer the deserts eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce but not the terror, destruction anymore. We all unite to fight for peace but not we divide ourselves. He wants the oppressed nations and people to be liberated. With necessary co-operation from both the groups, a new world can be created where strong people observe justice, weak people have security, and peace is established. All may take time but let’s have a beginning. He assures to the people of America to struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.

He earnestly requests hew fellow Americans to protect freedom with all their energy, faith and devotion, and light the entire world. He gives a call to Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.

Kennedy’s intention is to please everyone, get his presidency off to a positive start and not offend anyone. Every statement is perfectly balance by other to inspire the people of Americans and calling collective efforts of enemy nations for fighting all the adversaries of mankind.

2.Expand the statement ‘if a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich’.

Many people who are living in misery, poverty across the globe. Their rights shall be preserved not because of votes, but because it is right. He affirms that a free society cannot help the many who are poor; it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy stresses that to convert their good words into good deeds in a new alliance for progress – to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers.
John opined that aggression or subversion anywhere in the American shall be opposed. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.



sh

       
   
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...