PRONUNCIAION: VAR-ee-uh-gayt, VAR-i-gayt)

MEANING: verb tr.: To diversify, enliven, or to make more interesting, especially with colors.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin variegare (to diversify with colors), from varius (various) + agere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1653.

VARIG-GATE - a political scandal about airlines in Brazil

VARIEGAZE - don't look in the same place all the time

OVARIEGATE - egg-shaped