selective; composed of elements drawn from various different sources
While growing up in my uncle's house, I read continually in his huge, eclectic library, so that by the time I went to university, I had already built up a broad general knowledge.
ek (out, away)#legein (to gather, choose, speak) (Greek)
eclectic or elect means, chosing the best from many sources which is the meaning of the word eclectic sounds like election, and in election only the best candidated are chosen!!