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Words used to describe mixtures and collections

balanced

adjective

with all parts combining well together or existing in the correct amounts

cohesive

adjective

combining well to form a strong well-organized unit

combined

adjective

formed by adding things together

complementary

adjective

things that are complementary combine well together or look attractive together, often because they have different qualities

eclectic

adjective

an eclectic group of people, things, or ideas is interesting or unusual because it consists of many different types

graded

adjective

consisting of a series in which each thing is slightly more difficult, slightly better, slightly stronger etc than the next

heterogeneous

adjective

consisting of many different types of people or things

integrated

adjective

combining things, people, or ideas of different types in one effective unit, group, or system

jumbled

adjective

confused

miscellaneous

adjective

consisting of various kinds of people or things

mixed

adjective

consisting of different things

motley

adjective

consisting of many different types of people or things that do not seem to belong together

multifarious

adjective

consisting of many different types

multiple

adjective

involving or consisting of many people, things, or parts

odd

adjective

consisting of different types, sizes, shapes, colours etc

organic

adjective

consisting of different parts that all fit together well

pick and mix

adjective

consisting of things that you choose from a variety that are available

plural

adjective

consisting of different types of people or things

promiscuous

adjective

consisting of a lot of different things

rounded

adjective

combining different aspects to produce a result that is complete or well developed

tight

adjective

consisting of people or things that are very close together

together

adverb

if you put two or more things together, you combine them to form a single thing

undiluted

adjective

strong, with no water mixed in

unlikely

adjective

used about two people or things that do not combine well together

eclectically

adverb

multifariously

adverb

a lethal combination

two or more things that are dangerous when they are together or when they happen at the same time

not mix

if two things, ideas etc do not mix, they are not a good or sensible combination

greater/more than the sum of its parts

forming a better or stronger combination than you would expect from each of the individual parts

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