Myriad (noun): a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
I wish I had the “myriad” of books pictured above. Instead, I only have this…
I know, it’s horrible. I am supposedly a bibliophile, so I should have garnered more books by now… great, I have another word that is the opposite of myriad, but still starts with an m. Meager! Like my meager supply of books. Gr.
Back to the topic, I have been over-utilizing the word myriad lately. (Side note: it can also be an adjective). Here’s how a typical conversation involving the word myriad goes…
Me: Did you study for our math test today?
Friend: What!? No! We have a test today!?
Me: Yes. You should have seen the myriad of things I did to prepare. I practiced a plentiful – wait, no, a MYRIAD of proofs.
Friend: Oh no… I’m going to fail!
Me: Don’t fret. There are a myriad of things you can do to help your grade recover.