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GRE Word of the Day: 1.28.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 08:24 AM

Eclectic - {adjective}

1. selecting or choosing from various sources.

2. made up of what is selected from different sources.

3. not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems.

Example Sentences:

1. His taste in music was eclectic - he like jazz, classical, hip-hop, even death metal.

2. The possible applications are as eclectic as the research is abstruse.

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