A diverse bag with sundry items


misc-word1According to a lovely new website I just found, the word miscellaneous “comes from the Latin word miscere, meaning “to mix.” You might have heard the expression “a mixed bag,” which applies when you don’t quite know what you’re going to get. That’s true of a bag of miscellaneous objects, too. You might pull out socks and a stick of butter — two things that don’t seem to go together. Similarly, miscellaneous can describe something with many variations, like a person who expresses herself in many different ways.”

misc-colors2Some synonyms for miscellaneous are: various, varied, different, assorted, mixed, sundry, and diverse, to name a few.

 

 

misc-draw3The Vocabulary.com website has a fun feature that allows you to create spelling and learning activities, as well as cool quizzes. Try it, Try it I say!

Source: https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/miscellaneous

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