panoply ˈpa-nə-plē noun
: a complete and impressive array
The word panoply has appeared in 57 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 13 in the Opinion essay “Surviving Despair in the Great Extinction” by Margaret Renkl:
NASHVILLE — The gift of springtime is the panoply of new life: gray buds breaking open into bright flowers, gray branches sprouting leaves in a thousand shades of green to make a bower of our common lives. In the treetops, birds throw back their heads to sing their full-throated, body-shuddering songs. An ordinary suburban yard becomes a carpet of wildflowers, each one visited by tiny, iridescent bees which seem to materialize overnight out of nothing but the mild springtime air.