Word of the day

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propitious (adj) – 1. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favourable outcome; auspicious.
2. Merciful or kindly.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Propitious, which comes to us through Middle English from the Latin word propitius, is a synonym of favorable and auspicious. All three essentially mean “pointing toward a happy outcome,” with some differences of emphasis. Favourable implies that someone or something involved in a situation is approving or helpful (“a favourable recommendation”), or that circumstances are advantageous (“favourable weather conditions”). Auspicious usually applies to a sign or omen that promises success before or at the start of an event (“an auspicious beginning”). Propitious may also apply to beginnings, but it often suggests a continuing promising condition (“propitious conditions for an alliance”).