Day-5 (Eclectic)

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Word:
Eclectic

Status:
Adjective

Meaning:
Including things taken from many different sources

Sentences:
1) The collection includes an eclectic mix of historical artifacts.
2) The museum's eclectic collection has everything from a giraffe skeleton to medieval musical instruments.

Origin:
Greek eklektikos, from eklegein which means 'to select'

First use:
1683

Synonyms:
assorted, miscellaneous, varied, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, mixed, patchwork, promiscuous, ragtag

Antonym:
homogeneneous

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Word:
Eclectic

Status:
Noun

Meaning:
One who uses a method or approach that is composed of elements drawn from various sources : one who uses an eclectic method or approach

Sentence:
He is an eclectic who has combined various writing techniques in his book.

First use:
1817

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