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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A confused mixture.
From Latin farrago (mixed fodder). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhares- (barley), which also gave us barn, barley, and farina. Earliest documented use: 1637.
“Max Landis’s script cobbles together a farrago of cod* psychology and makeshift backstory to prop up a plot that never finds any cohesive direction.”
Donald Clarke; Creaking at the Seams; Irish Times (Dublin) Dec 4, 2015.
* not genuine
See more usage examples of farrago in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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