Amazing Adjectives, Number Forty-One!

Here is a word from the Latin noun farrago, meaning “a hodgepodge; mash, medley of grains,” taken into English + English suffix –ous, meaning “full of.”  As exemplified in The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate.

“What we finally had on hand after so many hours of aimless library research and almost aimless writing was a farraginous aggregation of stray information, much of it useless for our project.”

farraginous

\ fuhrajuh-nuh s \, adjective;

1.  heterogeneous; mixed.

Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich and http://www.dictionary.com.

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