Regular readers will know that I love words, to the point where I used to watch William F. Buckley's "Firing Line," dictionary in hand, just so I could learn new ones. In that spirit, I've decided to create an irregular feature based on "interesting words I encountered while meandering through the blogosphere."
farrago (fuh-RAH-goh), n. -- a confused mixture; hodgepodge, medley, as in: "Hillary Clinton's farrago of email explanations gets harder to take with a straight face every day."
perspicuous (per-SPIK-you-uh-s), adj. -- clearly expressed or presented; lucid, as in: "The Republicans' letter to Iran may have been a dumb political move, but it contained a perspicuous explanation of the constitutional role of the Senate in the treaty process." (Related to but not to be confused with: perspicacious (pur-spuh-KAY-shuh-s), adj. -- having keen mental perception and understanding; discerning, as in: "John Kerry's service in Vietnam did not make him a perspicacious observer of foreign affairs.")