One Word Substitution

One Word Substitution

23895   19-Aug-2017, Sat

  1. One who has become dependent on something or drugs –  Addict
  2. Fear of being enclosed in small closed space – Claustrophobia
  3. Call upon God or any other power (like law) for help or protection –  Invocation
  4. Severely abusive writing in journals – Scurrilous
  5. A person who opposes war or use of military force – Pacifist
  6. One not concerned with right or wrong – Amoral
  7. Something no longer in use –  Obsolete
  8. Stealthily done (something done in a quiet and secret way in order to avoid being noticed) – Surreptitious
  9. Words written on a tomb –  Epitaph
  10. A person with a long experience of any occupation –  Veteran
  11. Something capable of being done –  Feasible
  12. A person coming to a foreign land to settle there –  Immigrant
  13. Anything which is no longer in use – Obsolete
  14. A person who is unable to pay debts –  Insolvent
  15. Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite –  Ambiguous
  16. A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of drama – Epilogue
  17. Act of deceiving somebody in order to make money – Fraud
  18. Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial –  Plaque
  19. To cut something into two pieces –  Sever
  20. Succession of rulers belonging to one family –   Dynasty
  21. To seize control of a vehicle in order to force it to go to a new destination or demand something–  Hijack
  22. Lasting only for a moment -  Momentary
  23. One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain – Stoic
  24. The practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good food – Gastronomy
  25. Killing of a child –  Infanticide
  26. One who believes in offering equal opportunities to women in all spheres – Feminist
  27. One who studies election trend by means of opinion polls – Psephologist
  28. A doctor who treats children –  Paediatrician
  29. One who can think about the future with imagination and wisdom –  Visionary
  30. Give and receive mutually - Reciprocate
  31. A building where an audience sits –  Auditorium
  32. The first model of a new device –  Prototype
  33. Tough tissues in joints – Ligaments
  34. The study of maps –  Cartography
  35. A person who breaks into houses in order to steal – Burglar
  36. The study of the origin and history of words – Etymology
  37. One who can walk on ropes (tightrope walker)– Funambulist
  38. Belonging to all parts of the world –  Cosmopolitan
  39. One who hates mankind –  Misanthrope
  40. One who goes to settle in another country – Emigrant
  41. Constant efforts to achieve something –  Perseverance
  42. A person who believes in total abolition of war – Pacifist
  43. A four footed animal –  Quadruped
  44. Ready to believe anything –  Credulous
  45. That which lasts for a short time –  Transitory
  46. Indifference to pleasure or pain –  Stoicism
  47. A body of persons appointed to hear evidence or judge and give their verdict (decision) – Jury
  48. The essential or characteristic customs , habits and conventions of a society or community – Mores
  49. A system of Government in which only one political party is allowed to function – Totalitarianism
  50. One who collects coins –  Numismatist
  51. Violation of something holy or sacred –  Sacrilege
  52. A broad road bordered with trees - Boulevard
  53. Animals who live in herds – Gregarious
  54. The murder of parents or near relative –  Parricide
  55. A mild or indirect expression substituted for an offensive or harsh one – Euphemism
  56. One who believes in no government and therefore incites disorder in a state - Anarchist
  57. One who secretly listens to talks of others –  Eavesdropper
  58. Science of diseases –  Pathology
  59. One who is beyond reforms –  Incorrigible
  60. Concluding part of a literary work -  Epilogue
  61. The act of killing whole group of people, especially a whole race –  Genocide
  62. One who stays away from school without permission –  Truant
  63. A person without training or experience in a skill or subject –  Novice
  64. Dissection of a dead body to find the cause of the death –  Autopsy
  65. The study of religion and religious ideas and beliefs - Theology
  66. One who is indifferent to pain and pleasure –  Stoic
  67. A place where Jews worship according to their religion –  Synagogue
  68. An area of land that is controlled by a ruler –  Dominion
  69. One who is greedy –  Voracious
  70. Simple, fast-spreading plant without flowers or leaves, which can often cause disease – Fungus
  71. Dry weather with no rainfall –  Drought
  72. Too much official formality –  Red-tapism
  73. Living together of a man and woman without being married to each other (live in relationship) – Concubinage
  74. A place where government / public records are kept -  Archive
  75. A place where all religions are honoured -  Secular
  76. Excessive preoccupation with one’s health - Hypochondria
  77. Without risk of punishment -  Impunity
  78. Deep in thought - Pensive
  79. A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes –  Wag
  80. A sly look that is lustful –  Leer
  81. Irresistible craving for alcoholic drinks –  Dipsomania
  82. A hater of mankind –  Misanthrope
  83. A remedy for all diseases – Panacea
  84. Something that is poisonous and unhealthy -  Toxic
  85. The worship of idols or images –  Idolatry
  86. A place where nuns live and work –  Convent
  87. Violation of something holy and sacred –  Sacrilege
  88. One who destroys images or attacks popular beliefs –  Iconoclast
  89. Feeding on food made of both plant and flesh –  Omnivorous
  90. A woman having more than one husband at the same time –  Polyandry
  91. A den for small animals –  Hutch
  92. To take back, withdraw or renounce –  Recant
  93. The habit of always admiring oneself -  Narcissism
  94. One who intervenes between two or more parties to settle difference –  Intermediary
  95. One who deserts his principle or believes –  Renegade
  96. Property handled down after the death of a person –  Inheritance
  97. One who breaks the established traditions and image – Iconoclast
  98. One who believes in that gaining pleasure is the most important thing in life – Hedonist
  99. Building in which a dead body is kept for a time –  Mortuary
  100. Experts in the scientific study of birds – Ornithology
  101. Placing a thing besides another -  Juxtapose
  102. One who does not follow the usual way of life –  Bohemian
  103. The first public speech delivered by a person –  Maiden speech
  104. Wild and noisy disorder –  Pandemonium
  105. General view of person’s character –  Profile
  106. A person who is in his seventies –  Septuagenarian
  107. Study of insects – Entomology
  108. Military waking up signals in the morning –  Reveille
  109. The sound of the funeral bell –  Knell
  110. One who has obstinate and narrow religious views –  Bigot
  111. One who loves books –  Bibliophile
  112. A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama – Epilogue
  113. Causing or ending in death –  Fatal
  114. A group of girls – Bevy
  115. Belief that war and violence are unjustified –  Pacifism
  116. A wall built to prevent the sea or a river from flooding an area –  Dyke
  117. A specialist who tests eyesight -  Optometrist
  118. Commencement of adjacent words with the same letter -  Alliteration
  119. One who walks in sleep –  Somnambulist
  120. A government by officials -  Bureaucracy

Introduction to Articles

Introduction to Articles

3067   02-Jul-2017, Sun

Articles are of TWO types. They are

  1. Indefinite article  ----      A / An
  2. Definite article   ----      The

What's the difference ?

If you want to say about ANY item, you should use the articles A / An. If you want to say about a SPECIFIC item, you should use the article THE.
Confused? Lets see an example. Assume that you've selected for a Bank Exam. You have a stupid friend like me. So obviously She will ask you a party.
if She saysLets go to a Restaurant, that means She doesn't have any specific restaurant in Her mind. So you can give her party in ANY cheap restaurant.  


If she says : Lets go to THE restaurant, that means She has some SPECIFICATIONS. I mean she have a specific restaurant in her mind. So you cant escape ;)

Well, this is the basic difference between A / An and The. There are so many differences and usages of these articles. We shall discuss them later.

Ok, lets discuss about the Indefinite articles first.


Indefinite Articles :

A : The indefinite article 'a' is used before singular countable nouns that start with a Consonant sound.

An : The indefinite article 'an" is used before singular countable nouns that start with a Vowel sound. 

Have a look at some examples on article A :

  1. A Bat
  2. A Cat
  3. A Rat
  4. A Jug

Some examples on article An :

  1. An Apple
  2. An Egg
  3. AN Ink-Bottle
  4. An Orange
  5. An Umbrell

The Usage of the "THE" 

We shall discuss where we should use the article "The". Some of these statements are really make you confuse and seems they are opposing each other.

Before superlative forms Ex :

  1. The Tallest
  2. The Best
  3. The most beautiful

Before double comparatives Ex :

  1. The higher you go, the colder you gets
  2. The harder you work, the better rank you get in Bank Exams
  3. The more you earn, the more you want

Before positive form in apposition EX:

  1. Alexander, the great
  2. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister etc

Before musical instruments

  1. The Guitar
  2. The Tabla
  3. The voilin etc

Before a Proper noun when used as a Common noun

  1. Nelson mandela is The Gandhi of South Africa
  2. Kalidasa is The Shakespeare of India 

Before some adjectives to make them nounsEx:

  1. The Blind
  2. The Dead
  3. The Rich
  4. The Poor

Descriptive Topics asked in SBI PO

Descriptive Topics asked in SBI PO

1633   15-May-2017, Mon

Letter writing -

1.A letter to Complaint Letter : Being a customer of a so and so bank, you have to write a complaint letter to the Bank Manager
about the negligence / irresponsibility of the employees

2.Letter to Editor : About tampering the currency notes by punching pins to it.
3.An Informal Letter about telling your friend about the advantages of PPF account and suggesting him to open a PPF
4.You are withdrawing money from ATM but the ATM turn out to be malfunctioned. So, money didn’t come out but deducted
from account. Write a letter to bank manger for refund.

5.Letter to regional manager for change in bank timing as it is inconvenient for customers.
6.A Letter to Superintendent of Police raising the concern over the increased cases of theft near ATM.
7.A letter to bank for applying educational loan providing all particulars.
8.A letter to friend for encouraging and wishing him for civil service examination which he is writing for the third time.
9.A letter to editor for publishing some articles on stress management since these are exam season.
10.A letter to bank manager about the bad habit of stapling currency notes
11.A letter to friend to aware him about the importance and benefit of PPF account
12.A letter to the Bank Manager for the rude behavior of one of the employee.
13.A letter to the Manager of the Bank for the Overdraft Facility which you stopped long ago with the bank.
14.Write a letter to the K/S for giving you consignment glassware in which one of the consignment was damaged and asked forthe compensation to the K/S Company.

Essay Writing -

1.How Education for economics can be put into college?
2.Is election commission right in banning election symbols during casting of votes?
3.Roll of uneducated people in Indian Economy
4.Is generation gap a myth?
5.Enslavement of man by technology.
6.Is presidential form of government is suitable for India?
7.Those who saved More Taxed More. Justify
8.The Viability of Presidential Form Of Govt In India.
9.Benefits of Mutual fund investments
10.United Nation Organizations contribution towards the recent turmoil’s in Ukraine
11.India's Place in research paper survey
12.Suggestions to alleviate unemployment problem.
13.Role of newspapers in influencing society or youth
14.Contribution of unskilled labour in indian economy
15.How can education on economy are indulged in the college study?
16.Future of Banking Industry


Precis Writing -

3.Devaluation of money
4.Investment Banker
5.Role of a good banker.
6.A Precis emphasized on temperature, precipitation and how it affects primary industries and economy
7.Banking system in India


Paragraph Writing -

1.Should betting be legalised in India?
2.The outdoor games in schools are mandatory or not
3.Downside of education loan
4.Types of Banks and RBI policies.
5.The addictive influence of Online gaming
6.Slate boards to papers, fountain pen to ball point pen, whats next?
7.The unpredictable human life.
8.Downside of education loan
9.A stitch in time saves nine.
10.Dignity of Labour.
11.Travel as education
12.Peaceful use of Atomic Power
13.Evaluation of Money causes Inflation
14.Labour is Key for Success

Letter writing -

• Write a letter to a friend who has got scholarship to study in abroad but is not willing to go as he is a single child of his parents.
• Write a letter to the Airlines Authority that you have left your cabin bag yesterday in the flight.
• You completed (Banking & Insurance). Write an unsolicited letter to bank manager for the job.
• Write a letter to a friend advising him/her not to loose hope after failure in university exam.
• Letter to the Editor about Air Pollution and giving some suggestions
• Write a letter to a letter to client as Manager to help him close his savings account.
• Write a letter to the newspaper regarding loan easiness
• Write a letter to the bank manger reporting him about missing of debit card
• Write a letter to your friend telling him to don't lose heart but hope for better future from her vast experience from life
• Write a letter to your friend suggesting him to visit the Capital's Museum. Also, give importance of the visit.
• Write a letter to the higher authority of your bank to give promotion on the basis of your efficiency and loyalty as you have given 24 years of service to the bank

Essay Writing

• Transformation caused on workplace by information technology In past two decades
• Use of animals in scientific research
• Economic importance of tourism
• Will India ever be a developed country?
• Women Empowerment
• Banking Risk and Management
• Delink of commodities to drop price hike in share market
• Setting personal financial goal early in life
• Women's Safety - It is our responsibility
• Village vs Town

Precis Writing

• Good and Bad Economists
• Impact of Micro Finance on Poverty
• Capital Market
• Value of Money
• Value of time in financial world

Paragraph Writing -

• Steroids as lifesavers
• My last wish
• Qualities of good marketing personnel
• Even if you lose, you keep the lesson
• Courtesy as an asset for Human Relation
• Importance of morning walk
• Stocks and Bonds in Share Market
• Art of Negotiation and it's Importance
• About Distinct Education in on-line vs Conventional University Educations