Propitious – adjective

“Propitious, which comes to us through Middle English from the Latin word propitius (same meaning as ‘propitious’), is a synonym of ‘favorable’ and ‘auspicious.’ All three essentially mean ‘pointing toward a happy outcome,’ with some differences of emphasis. ‘Favorable’ implies that the persons involved in a situation are approving or helpful, or that circumstances are advantageous (‘favorable 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’).” – Merriam-Webster

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