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Word of the Day: auspicious

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: suggesting or showing favorable circumstances and good luck

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The word auspicious has appeared in 49 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on June 7 in “See You in 2022: Wary New Yorkers Are Delaying Celebrations Again” by Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura:

Even as the pandemic recedes, company executives are being cautious about scheduling big gatherings, said Dorit Farrington, who owns the Aqua Azul yacht with her husband. “It has been so, so tough,” she said.

… At the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, Queens, officially known as the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, the director, Ravi Vaidyanaat, complained that no couple had booked a wedding in May, even on days considered auspicious in the Hindu calendar. And he still has plenty of slots the rest of the year.

Can you correctly use the word auspicious in a sentence?

Based on the definition and example provided, write a sentence using today’s Word of the Day and share it as a comment on this article. It is most important that your sentence makes sense and demonstrates that you understand the word’s definition, but we also encourage you to be creative and have fun.

Then, read some of the other sentences students have submitted and use the “Recommend” button to vote for two original sentences that stand out to you.

If you want a better idea of how auspicious can be used in a sentence, read these usage examples on Vocabulary.com.

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Students ages 13 and older in the United States and the United Kingdom, and 16 and older elsewhere, can comment. All comments are moderated by the Learning Network staff.

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