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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·pi·tious a.
 1. Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a propitious breeze.
 2. Hence, kind; gracious; merciful; helpful; -- said of a person or a divinity.
 And now t' assuage the force of this new flame,
 And make thee [Love] more propitious in my need.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- Auspicious; favorable; kind.
 Usage: Propitious, Auspicious. Auspicious (from the ancient idea of auspices, or omens) denotes “indicative of success,” or “favored by incidental occurrences;” as, an auspicious opening; an auspicious event. Propitious denotes that which efficaciously protect us in some undertaking, speeds our exertions, and decides our success; as, propitious gales; propitious influences.
 -- Pro*pi*tious*ly, adv. -- Pro*pi*tious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in an auspicious manner; "he started his new job
            auspiciously on his birthday" [syn: auspiciously]
            [ant: inauspiciously, inauspiciously]