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auspicious

adjective     /ɔːˈspɪʃ.əs/ US  /ɑː-/ formal
suggesting a positive and successful future: They won their first match of the season 5–1 which was an auspicious start/beginning. Our first meeting was not auspicious - we had a huge argument.PotentialHoping and hopefulness auspiciously     /-li/ adverb
(Definition of auspicious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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