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Some Difficult One Word Substitutions..........

A continuous discharge of firearms=fusillade.

A lady who remains unmarried=spinster.
Having womanly manners=effeminate.
A noisy abusive, scolding woman=termagant.
A person who lays too much stress on book learning=pedant.
A physician who assists women at child birth=obstetrician.
Animal or plant living in or on another=parasite.
Bringing into, or taking out of, a country goods contrary to law=contraband.
Cast off skin of a snake=slough.
Coining or using new words=neologism.
Correct spelling=orthography.
Deceptive image in atmosphere=mirage.
False or malicious statement about a person=slander/calumny.
Five hundred anniversary=quincentenary.
Full of twists or bends=tortuous.
Irrational hatred or fear of strangers or foreigners=xenophobia.
Lady's private sitting room=boudoir.
Large scale departure of people=exodus.
Living in flocks or herds=gregarious.
Loss of memory=amnesia.
One delighted in eating and drinking=epicure.
One journeying on foot=pedestrian.
One who can use both hands=ambidextrous.
One who deserts a party or principle=renegade.
One who is never tired=indefatigable.
One who walks on stretched ropes=funambulist.
Filled with abnormal enthusiasm=fanatical.
Protest loudly and bitterly=fulminate.
Release from captivity for payment=ransom.
Small powerful political committee=caucus.
Tending to be mentally weak=imbecile.
That cannot be understood or known=inscrutable.
That which cannot be conquered=invincible.
Still existing=extant.
The act of practice of spying=espionage.
The dead body of a beast=carcass.
Time or signal for people to remain indoors=curfew.
To dig by force or corpse=exhume.
To overlook a fault or wrong=Connive.