100 important words: auspicious

auspicious
Means: Giving promise of success, prosperity or happiness; prosperous, fortunate.
Review: Derives from Latin avis (bird) and specere (to look), referring to the practice of examining flights of birds to predict the future. A good word: it captures a combination of two concepts, prediction and quality (though not necessarily quality of prediction).
First Google link is to dictionary: Yup.
Example: Wendy started considering the date auspicious when Andrew ordered champagne and proposed a drive to the beach in his Lamborghini.
Hits for media sites:

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Washington Post299
New York Times344
USA Today136
Fox News18

Posted by cronopio at 01:49 PM, June 30, 2006