The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – Set 128

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words with Meanings for various Exams: SBI PO/Clerk, IBPS PO/Clerk, RRB, RBI, LIC, NABARD, SEBI, SSC, UPSC, IPPB, etc.

We are providing vocabulary words from the Editorial articles in The Hindu newspaper which is important for all the upcoming competitive exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary words list.


TOPIC –Another grouping 

In its first reaction to AUKUS, the new partnership between Australia, the U.S. and the U.K., India has made it clear that it does not welcome the announcement, nor does it wish to link AUKUS to Indian interests. Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla said that AUKUS, which was launched a week before the first in person summit of leaders of the Australia India Japan U. S. Quadrilateral, will not affect plans to strengthen the Quad. He called them two very different groupings, describing AUKUS as a security alliance, and indicating that security is not the Quad’s main focus. Brushing aside criticism from China and Iran on the plans within the partnership for the U.S. and the U.K. to develop nuclear propelled submarines for Australia, he said that India does not see AUKUS as nuclear proliferation. But New Delhi has noticed the protests from others, especially France that has lost a lucrative submarine deal in the bargain, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to reach out to their French counterparts. France has recalled its Ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia, accusing them of betrayal by negotiating their defense partnership with the U.K., and without informing European allies. The EU and ASEAN countries have been reserved in their reactions. U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have now spoken to French President Emmanuel Macron, but it remains to be seen whether the damage to ties can be reversed. Given the different reactions and widespread impact of the AUKUS partnership, India’s non-committal note is not surprising. There are two sides to it. The promising possibilities of the alliance include strengthening the Quad’s agenda to keep the Indo-Pacific region free, open and inclusive. The alliance could also extend itself to bolstering the Quad’s efforts on maritime exercises, security and efforts in countering COVID19, climate change, cooperating on critical technologies, and building resilient supply chains. More broadly, the U.S.’s threefold messaging on AUKUS seems to be in line with India’s hopes: that “America is back” after four years of retrenchment from global issues; is as engaged with its Indo-Pacific flank as it is with its transatlantic flank, and is focused on partnerships with fellow democracies in particular. But the concerns over AUKUS are considerable too: that the timing of the announcement of the deal just before the Quad leaders meet could overshadow the latter, and also signal that the U.S. is relegating the Quad to less substantive issues in the Indo-Pacific. With the sudden announcement of AUKUS, a worry for New Delhi is that the U.S. is now promoting a security partnership with its “Anglo-Saxon” treaty allies that it is excluded from, possibly upsetting the balance of power in the region, and setting off new tensions to India’s east, adding to the substantial turbulence in India’s west caused by the developments in Afghanistan.


The Hindu Editorial Words with meanings, synonyms, and antonyms 


Propelled (verb) – Drive or push something forwards

Synonyms –Fling, pitch, shoot, impel, bung

Antonyms – Dissuade, hinder, repress, discourage, stop


Proliferation (noun) – Growth by the rapid multiplication of parts

Synonyms – Creep, distension, augmentation, quadrupling, accrual

Antonyms – Abatement, constriction, diminution, condensing, drop-off


Lucrative (adjective) – Producing a great deal of profit

Synonyms – Thriving, flourishing, booming, fruitful, bankable

Antonyms – Flopping, waning, wrecked, inutile, slumping


Bolstering (verb) – Support or strengthen

Synonyms – Augment, brace, buttress, fortify, stiffen

Antonyms – Condemn, perpetrate, agitate, impede, manacle


Maritime (adjective) – Bordering on the sea

Synonyms – Pelagic, thalassic, seafaring, nautical, abyssal

Antonyms –Non-aquatic, terrestrial, shore, land-dwelling, earthbound


Resilient (adjective) – Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions

Synonyms – Stalwart, gritty, rugged, feisty, robust

Antonyms – Defeatist, feeble, effete, fragile, frail


 Retrenchment (noun) – The reduction of costs or spending in response to economic difficulty

Synonyms –Diminution, cutback, attenuation, stinginess, abstemiousness

Antonyms –Prodigality, imprudence, unthrift, exorbitance, squandering


Flank (noun) – The side of a person’s or animal’s body between the ribs and the hip

Synonyms – Pleuron, haunch, hunkers, posterior, buns

Antonyms –Rupture, secede, split, fissure, snap


Relegating (verb) – Assign an inferior rank or position to

Synonyms –Denigrate, attenuate, devalorize, snub, disrate

Antonyms –Elevate, mend, exalt, repatriate, disenchant


Turbulence (noun) – A state of conflict or confusion

Synonyms –Turmoil, commotion, frenzy, ferment, tumult

Antonyms –Serenity, tidiness, truce, stagnation, steadiness


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