PRONUNCIATION: (fuh-RAJ-uh-nuhs)

MEANING: adjective: Heterogeneous; having a mix of random things.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin farrago (mixed fodder), from far/farr (corn or spelt). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhares- (barley), which also gave us barn, barley, farina, and farrago. Earliest documented use: 1616.

FARRAGINUS - a sentry's slurred-together challenge; un-compressed, it expands "are ya fer or agin us?"

BARRAGINOUS - continuously bombarding, like a fusillade

EARRAGINOUS - stroking the pinna to arouse libidinous feelings