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auspicious

aus·pi·cious

auspicious

 
 
pronunciation:
aw spI shihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: likely to be followed by favorable events.
We were encouraged by the auspicious beginning of our project.
synonyms:
favorable, promising, propitious
antonyms:
ill-omened, inauspicious, ominous
similar words:
encouraging, hopeful
derivations: auspiciously (adv.), auspiciousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word auspicious contains the following parts:
au, avi Latin root that means bird