Lesson 9- Normality and Abnormality 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. aberrant anomaly eccentricity endemic incongruous 6. mundane 7. outlandish 8. paragon 9. ubiquitous 10. unwonted 1. aberrant (adj) a. Deviating from what the normal; atypical. b. Deviating from the proper or expected course. Related Word- aberation Ex: The dog’s sudden aberrant eating patterns alerted its owner to a possible health problem. 2. anomaly (noun) a. A deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule. b. Something that is irregular, abnormal, or unusual. Related Word: anomalous Ex: It was anomalous that the typically apathetic voters in Palmdale actually cast votes on November 8th. 3. eccentricity (noun) a. odd, peculiar, or whimsical behavior. b. An example or instance of diverging from customary or conventional practices. Related Word: eccentric Ex: Geraldine’s particular eccentricity was her extensive collection of frogs. 4. endemic (adj) a. Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality or people. b. Native. Related Word: endemically Ex: Measles, at first endemic to the eastern hemisphere, spread to the Americas after European voyages there in the late 1400s. 5. incongruous (adj) a. Not consistent with what is logical, customary, or expected; inappropriate. b. Not corresponding; disagreeing. Related Words: incongruity; incongruously. Ex: The modern furniture looked incongruous in the ancient castle. 6. mundane (adj) a. Typical or concerned with the ordinary, practical, or usual. b. Of or related to being typical. Related Words: mundanely Ex: Although cooking can be a creative task, laundry and cleaning tend to be mundane chores. 7. outlandish (adj) a. Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre; absurd. b. Strikingly foreign, unfamiliar. c. Geographically remote from the familiar world. Related Words: outlandishly, outlandishness. Ex: At the party the prize was awarded to the wearer of the most outlandish costume. 8. paragon (noun) a. A model of perfection or excellence; peerless example. Ex: To Homer, author of The Iliad, Helen of Troy was a paragon of beauty. 9. ubiquitous (adj) Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent. Related Words: ubiquitously; ubiquity. Ex: Bomb shelters were ubiquitous in London during WWII. 10. unwonted (adj) a. Not habitual, customary, or common; unusual. Related Words: unwontedly, unwontedness. Ex: Isaac responded with unwonted rudeness, surprising everyone in the room.