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Nov 09 2020 22

Congeries is a noun that refers to a collection of disparate items.

Coming directly From Latin, our word of the day shares its root with words like congress and congregate. All of these words refer to people or things forming as a collection. But Congeries usually refers to a disorderly collection of random things.

We found a strange congeries of scholarly articles, fitness magazines and comic books in my great-grandfather’s belongings. He was clearly a man of wide-ranging tastes.