Auspice

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Auspice is a noun that means support or help.

The Latin word auspex (OW speks) means ‘observer of birds.’ If that seems an odd place for our word of the day to take flight, consider the phrase ‘take him under your wing,’ meaning provide protection and support for him. That’s exactly the kind of context that auspice is best used.

I spent my first year at the studio under the auspice of a wonderful director. With his support and protection, I soared as a filmmaker.

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