Propitious adj. (1) Indicating a good chance of success; favorable. “It was a propitious time to leave the party without offending the host.” (2) Favorably disposed toward someone.
Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.
Determinate adj. Having exact and discernible limits or form.
Mitigate v. (1) Make less severe, serious, or painful: “he wanted to mitigate the damages in court.” (2) Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake).
Luminous adj. Bright or shining, esp. in the dark. Glowing with health, vigor, or a particular emotion: “Her eyes were luminous with joy.”
Austerity n. (1) Sternness or severity of manner or attitude. (2) Extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance.
Fractious adj. (1) Easily irritated; bad-tempered: “they fight and squabble like fractious kids.” (2) (of an organization) Difficult to control; unruly.
Abysmal adj. Extremely bad; appalling. “The results were pretty abysmal;” “Abysmal failure.”
Atrocious adj. Horrifyingly wicked: “Atrocious cruelties.” Of a very poor quality; extremely bad or unpleasant: “Atrocious weather.”
Endemic adj. Native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else. “Malaria is endemic in tropical climates.” (n.) An endemic plant or animal.