Nov 19, 2009

Auspicious (Word of the Day, 2009/11/18)

►attended by favorable circumstances
►showing that something is likely to successful
--Her excellent recording is an auspicious start to what promises to be a distinguished musical career.
--An auspicious start is really half the battle won.

auspicious day/date
--November 11 is an especially auspicious day for those inclined to supernatural beliefs.
--We know well that any new business can only begin operations after the Feng Shui master has visited the premises and given the auspicious date for opening.

►tending to favor or bring good luck
--Served with a spicy-sweet mustard sauce, this was an auspicious beginning to our meal.

►in an auspicious way
--He started his new job auspiciously on his birthday.

►The state or quality of being auspicious or successful
--This Chinese knots is decorated with auspiciousness and prosperity wood carving.

►A favorable omen
--He took that as an auspice of happiness.

►a sign of what will happen in the future
--It's a good omen for the future.

under the auspices of somebody/something
►with the help and support of a particular organization or person
--The negotiations, held under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program, produced a tentative agreement.

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