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Word of the Day 11/30/21 Propitious

Propitious (adjective)
propitious [ pruh-pish-uhs ]
(previously 07-31-13)

adjective
1. presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
2. indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens.
3. favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive: propitious gods.

OTHER WORDS FROM PROPITIOUS
pro·pi·tious·ly, adverb
pro·pi·tious·ness, noun
un·pro·pi·tious, adjective
un·pro·pi·tious·ly, adverb

WORDS RELATED TO PROPITIOUS
advantageous, auspicious, opportune, beneficial, benign, brave, bright, dexter, encouraging, favoring, fortunate, happy, hopeful, lucky, pat, promising, prosperous, rosy, seasonable, timely

See synonyms for propitious on Thesaurus.com

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English propicius < Latin propitius favorably inclined, propitious, probably equivalent to pro- pro- + -pit-, combining form of petere to head for, resort to, solicit + -ius adj. suffix; see -ous

HOW TO USE PROPITIOUS IN A SENTENCE
For devout Christians—and not just the devout—Easter weekend is an especially propitious time to do exactly that.
CLIVEN BUNDY IS ANGRY—JUST LIKE THE REST OF US|JAMES POULOS|APRIL 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST

This summer seems an especially propitious time for a hiatus.
ALL GOOD THINGS...|DAVID FRUM|JUNE 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST

Just as clearly, this is a propitious moment for the Clinton magic to work its charms on a uniquely receptive audience.
HOW TO REVIVE THE PEACE PROCESS: A MODEST PROPOSAL|LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN|MAY 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST

If, as they say, timing is everything, then Lawrence reached the Supreme Court at a propitious moment indeed.
THE REAL STORY OF LAWRENCE V. TEXAS REVEALED IN ‘FLAGRANT CONDUCT’|KIRK DAVIS SWINEHART|MARCH 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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